(PresidentialInsider.com)- Last week, the 79-year-old President of the United States tested positive for COVID just one day after traveling to Massachusetts to deliver a Climate Change speech where he claimed he has cancer.
The fully-vaxxed, double-boosted Biden was placed in isolation while his wife Jill beat feet to Delaware to stay away from the guy.
At a hastily-scheduled press briefing on Thursday, panic-stricken reporters peppered press secretary Karine Jean Pierre and COVID response coordinator Ashish Jha about the condition of the president.
One reporter asked if the White House has everything in place just in case old Joe’s COVID takes a turn for the worst:
REPORTER: "Is there a plan in place to transfer power to Vice President Harris if the president's situation gets worse?"
KJP: "He's able to do the business of the American people from the residence, and that's what matters right now."
"So there's no plan in place then?" pic.twitter.com/OrFbjHHz0f
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 21, 2022
“So there’s no plan in place then?”
Of course not! This is the Biden administration. Their idea of a “plan” is to blame everybody else while doing nothing.
At the same time, it makes sense that the White House wanted to downplay Biden’s COVID diagnosis.
This is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, after all.
The fully vaxxed, double-boosted Biden getting a case of the Wuhan flu blows a hole in the administration’s COVID talking points. The only hope the White House has in maintaining the narrative is playing down any concern that the President and Commander-in-Chief might be at risk.
But that didn’t stop the speculation over what might happen if Joe is no longer fit.
Media outlets began explaining the Presidential Succession Act, outlining the presidential line of succession. But if that was meant to comfort the American people, learning who is in the line of succession probably did the opposite.
After Vice President Kamala Harris, the line of succession moves to the Speaker of the House, 82-year-old Nancy Pelosi, then to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, 82-year-old Patrick Leahy. After Leahy, the succession moves away from elected officials to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and on to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
Good grief. What a pathetic grab-bag of people.
Get well soon, Joe!