Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden is “too busy managing the ‘historic crises’ linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
President Joe Biden’s aides moved him along at a hardware store so the White House press corps could not ask him questions. Biden did not even try to answer any question thrown at him.
The aides even yelled at the press to go away while others led the reporters out of the store.
Biden visited W.S. Jenks & Son, DC’s oldest hardware store. It stayed open during the pandemic due to the Paycheck Protection Program.
The owners gave Biden and his aides a tour for about 10 minutes. Biden provided a few remarks but did not answer any questions. Most of the questions centered around the supposed “non-border crisis” at our border.
Biden has not given a solo press conference in 48 days. The 15 presidents before him provided one at least 33 days into their term. That’s a span of 100 years.
Biden's staff conveniently steps in when he's asked about the ongoing border crisis. pic.twitter.com/IoHJhkR6Tf
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 9, 2021
From Fox News:
Immediately after, handlers for the 46th president began yelling back assertively, “Come on, press, you gotta go,” as the entire gaggle of reporters was quickly removed from the scene.
Biden, who was standing about 15 to 20 feet away from the press pool, did not flinch or answer a single one of the myriad shouted questions, including one on the burgeoning immigration crisis at the southern border.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden is “too busy managing the ‘historic crises’ linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.” She pointed out he has answered questions but wants to focus on the recovery.
Yes, Biden spoke to reporters after making statements or before boarding planes. But even then he might only answer one or two. His answers usually float under the sounds of his aides rushing the press out of the rooms.
Psaki mentioned a press conference “in the coming weeks before the end of the month.”DONATE
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