Former President Donald Trump on Thursday, March 25, reacted to his successor Joe Biden’s long-awaited first press conference, calling it “ridiculous.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked the former president his general reaction to how Biden handled his press conference, noting that “it was unusual, to say the least.”

“Well, there were strange questions and they were asked in a very interesting way,” Trump responded. “It was like soft balls. Like you were throwing soft balls up. And it’s just a different world.”

“Nobody’s seen anything like it,” Trump said. “You know it. You know it better than anybody. You cover it so well. It’s very sad to watch, actually.”

Trump suggested that some of the reporters were feeding Biden questions that would be easier to handle.

“They’re easy questions. I noticed [Fox News’]Peter Doocey didn’t get to ask a question today. And there could be no difficult questions, and they’re ready to rip the microphone away if somebody did get a little bit testy,” Trump added. “You know, just, look, this whole thing is ridiculous. You know it, and so do I.”

Biden had faced pressure to hold a press conference since taking office. Earlier in the day, photos taken at the event showed Biden was consulting a sheet that appeared to show the pictures and news outlets of journalists who attended his press conference.

During his first news conference, Biden touched upon immigration, infrastructure, and his view on calls to end the filibuster. He took a limited number of questions from a list of pre-selected reporters before leaving the podium.

Biden also signaled for the first time that he is planning to run for re-election in 2024.

“My plan is to run for re-election. That’s my expectation,” Biden told reporters. He later reaffirmed that it’s his “expectation” he will try to serve a second term as president. Biden will be 81 years old at that time.

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