Twice in the last week, Joe Biden has made statements in front of the press and then turned his back and walked away, refusing to take questions.
It’s part of a larger pattern. Even during the 2020 election, Biden’s campaign kept him hidden away from the press and wouldn’t let them answer questions.
So it is especially funny to hear the White House comms director claim that Biden never shies away from taking questions.
What planet is she living on?
FOX News reported:
Republicans torch White House for claiming Biden never ‘shies away’ from questions
Republicans are torching the White House for claiming President Biden never “shies away” from questions after he hurried back to Camp David without taking questions following his remarks on the botched Afghanistan troop withdrawal.
“The president never shies away from questions,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield claimed in a Friday MSNBC interview. “I’ll let him make a decision on if he’ll take questions this afternoon.”
“But, you saw he did a full sit-down interview on this just yesterday, so he is always willing to take questions,” Bedingfield continued.
Bedingfield’s claim came as Biden has maintained a remarkably low profile amid the Afghanistan crisis.
Here’s the video:
White House: "The president never shies away from taking questions."
They're joking, right?
Biden's taken fewer questions than any recent president.
By this point in their term, Obama had done 113 interviews and Trump 50.
Biden? 9. pic.twitter.com/zjpGAidvmH
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) August 20, 2021
People reacted on Twitter:
Delusional and dishonest. https://t.co/j8OO9rz5FA
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 20, 2021
— Matthew Betley 🇺🇸 (@MatthewBetley) August 20, 2021
Come… Come again? https://t.co/3WSpdEtl5n
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 20, 2021
I'm calling an early lid so I can spend the rest of the day laughing at this: https://t.co/lWU3zei58q
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 20, 2021
How in the world could she say that and keep a straight face?