The Buck Stops buckshot target: “I am less interested in passing out blame than I am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. For ultimately, the buck stops with me. … When the system fails, it is my responsibility.”
He is, of course, just reading what's there. It has no inscription on his heart, and cannot be believed. He does these sorts of things as theater and nothing else.
He is Janus with 10000 teleprompters.