You may have noticed that Biden doesn’t seem fond of taking questions from the press.
It turns out there may be a very good reason for that.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently revealed that she has advised Biden not to take questions. Anyone surprised?
The New York Post reports:
Jen Psaki admits she tells Biden ‘don’t take questions’
We’re just asking …
President Biden taking questions from reporters outside the formal setting of a White House press conference “is not something we recommend,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted Thursday.
“He takes questions nearly every day he’s out [with] the press,” Psaki told former Obama campaign guru and CNN commentator David Axelrod on the latest episode of his “The Axe Files” podcast.
“A lot of times, we say, ‘Don’t take questions,’” Psaki disclosed. “But he’s going to what he wants to do because he’s the president of the United States.”
“The first time I traveled with him, he took questions from the pool three times that day, and I thought, ‘Am I going to be fired when I get back?’” Psaki recalled later in the program. “So he does do that, and he likes doing that. I mean, the thing is, he likes the press corps and likes that back-and-forth and that engagement.”
Axelrod had praised Psaki and her White House team for what he described as “a good job of managing” the 46th president.
Doesn’t this just confirm that Biden is being handled?
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 6, 2021
‘Don’t Take Questions’: Jen Psaki Says They Often Tell Biden To Avoid Impromptu Interviews https://t.co/BD5sznvW81
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 6, 2021
Jen Psaki admits Biden is told to avoid answering impromptu questions from reporters https://t.co/bmXmkKtjGh
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 6, 2021
You know why they don’t want Biden to take unexpected questions, don’t you?
Anyone who has seen him try to answer one does.