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Piers Morgan had some harsh words for Joe Biden this evening after noticing the US president laughing at several points during a press conference about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Morgan's tweet questioned whether Biden had struck the right tone given the seriousness of the situation but others disagreed with Morgan's rant.
Biden held the press conference after 6:30pm GMT this evening to announce sanctions against Russia as a way to combat Putin without military force.
One Twitter user claimed to have watched the entire press conference without noticing Biden's laugh.
Another praised it and wrote: "His speech was brilliant. And put Boris’ to shame.
"Everything that Johnson’s wasn’t. Precise, informative, driven and decisive."
HOLY MOSES:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 24, 2022
"Is Putin going to hit America with nukes?"
Joe Biden: "I have no idea." pic.twitter.com/BtUnjC6ndr
Six minutes later at 8:15pm GMT Morgan tweeted a screenshot of Biden's face as he laughed during the conference to prove his claim.
He wrote: "The smirking President of the United States, hours after Russia starts war in Ukraine. Unbelievable."
But again Twitter users felt Morgan was giving the president unfair treatment because of his alleged affiliation with former president Trump.
One wrote: "If you watched the conference, you’ll know he was laughing at the chaos of press, asking Trump style questions."
Another wrote: "Piers have a day off. Stop trying to promote yourself."
The White House's website broadcast the press conference live and a recording does show President Biden smile at several points when journalists are offered question time.
Just after 49:00 minutes, for example, he reveals a grin when the conference co-ordinators mistake the next journalist in line to ask a question.
Again at around 49:30 minutes the conference hall erupts with hollering journalists and the president lets out another wide grin.
But most people tend to agree Biden's smiles were only a way of putting on a brave face while the press tussled to ask questions.
One man said: "World crisis and you’re bothered about him smiling after being bombarded with questions.
"Listen to what he said rather than how he looked."
Topics: World News