Biden visited 3 countries for his first foreign trip and his handlers would not let him answer impromptu questions from the press.
Joe Biden’s aides aggressively screamed at reporters and shooed them away after every meeting or presser.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny: We haven’t seen Joe Biden answer questions “without his aides screaming at him to stop. I have never seen a President, covering the last 4 of them, so protected by his aides.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 16, 2021
President Biden delivered a press briefing at NATO Headquarters in Europe Monday were claimed the US must “root out corruption” and “guard against those who would stoke hatred.”
“We have to root out corruption that syphons off our strength. Guard against those who would stoke hatred and division for political gain, this phoney populism. Invest in institutions that underpin and safeguard our Democratic values,” said Biden.
BIDEN: “We have to root out corruption that syphons off our strength. Guard against those who would stoke hatred and division for political gain, this phony populism.” pic.twitter.com/lHNvS9iht3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 14, 2021
Biden publicly apologized to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Wednesday after he scolded the reporter during a press briefing; asking her “what the hell?” and suggesting she “shouldn’t be in this business.”
“Why are you so confident [Putin] will change his behaviour, Mr President?” asked a reporter with CNN.
“I’m not confident I’m going to change his behaviour. What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? I said….let’s get it straight….” fired back the President.
“I’m not confident of anything, I’m just stating the facts,” concluded Biden.
“If you don’t understand that you’re in the wrong business.”
“Look, to be a good reporter, you’ve gotta be negative. You’ve gotta have a negative view of life, it seems to me … I apologize for having been short” — Biden on Kaitlan Collins’s question and his response to it pic.twitter.com/2mHvKkPz7X
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021
“I owe my last questioner an apology,” Biden said to reporters on the tarmac in Geneva. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave.”
“To be a good reporter you have to be negative at life,” Biden continued.
“You are the brightest people in the country but it makes no sense for me to negotiate with you.”
“I apologize for having been short,” he concluded.
Kaitlan Collins accepts Joe Biden’s apology on the air – noting that he didn’t have to do that, but adds that “it was not necessary” as she was just doing her job.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 16, 2021