US President Joe Biden praised the Russian invasion of Ukraine at an annual dinner for accredited reporters at the White House. The 79-year-old president also mocked himself for his old age and low ratings, and mocked Donald Trump’s hatred of the media.
“I’m so glad to be here tonight with the same group of Americans who have a lower rating than me,” Biden said. Soon, thanks to the courage of the press on the war in Ukraine, his comments took on a more serious tone.
The President has also called for national unity. “In our democracy there is a poison flowing with massive misinformation,” Biden said. “Independent newspapers are more important than you were in the last century. I mean really. “
Biden took extra precautionary measures due to the corona by skipping dinner and attending only to the role of speaker. After his speech, it was the turn of comedian Trevor Noah to make fun of Pitton. Shortly before the event, the president could not resist mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Trevor, the good news is that you can deal with the President of the United States now. Unlike Moscow, you do not have to go to jail for that.
U.S. presidents have been attending a press conference at the Hotel Ballroom since 1924. Corona has been canceled for the past two years due to restrictions. Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, boycotted the press party in previous years because he saw the media as “the enemy of the people.”