Political pundits were paying attention to 78-year-old Joe Biden’s performance during his first solo news conference Thursday as much as anything he said.
NBC News senior analyst Jonathan Allen weighed in via Twitter, remarking that Biden was “sounding and looking tired partway through.”
Biden sounding and looking tired partway through.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) March 25, 2021
At one point, responding to a question about the filibuster, Biden launched into a train of thought that ran into a dead end.
“I’m going to say something outrageous. I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the U.S. Senate,” he said. “So, the best way to get something done if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you, uh, um, like to be able to, anyway. … “
Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel noted the heroic effort of the sign language interpreter to deal with Biden’s “unfinished sentences.”
“Sign language interpreter deals with Biden’s unfinished sentences” is a promising source of memes https://t.co/Ene5emij4D
— Dave Weigel