Animatronic short circuit (2) [with comment by Paul]

President Biden appeared last night in a half-empty auditorium for a live CNN town hall in Ohio. CNN concealed the empty seats. Steven Nelson includes the photo below via Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Epstein’s tweet in his New York Post story “Biden speaks to half-empty room at CNN town hall.”

Don Lemon moderated the event and pushed Biden from the left, as did most of the questioners. Media Research Center’s Curtis Houck makes this point in the NewsBusters story here.

Speaking without a teleprompter, Biden shorted out. The Daily Wire features the clip below via Tom Elliott (see Elliott’s Twitter feed here for several linked clips).

In the clip below Biden advises viewers not to be concerned about inflation. All is well. Nevertheless, “Instead of 10 cents you’re paying 20.” And also: “You understand what I’m saying.”

PAUL ADDS: In the clip about inflation, Biden claims (and repeats) that Moody’s has concluded that Biden’s economic package will “reduce inflation.” But that’s false, as Ramesh Ponnuru points out. Moody’s believes that worries that the package will fuel inflation are “overdone,” but “cannot be dismissed.” It did not predict that enacting Biden’s program will reduce inflation.

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