Joe Biden had another strange exchange with the press this week.
After finishing a press appearance, Biden returned to the podium because reporters kept pressing him with more questions.
Then he said he was not supposed to be answering their questions.
The New York Post reports:
Biden to press: ‘I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions’
President Biden was in a talkative mood Wednesday, at one point telling media members, “I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions.”
The president delivered remarks from the White House about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive and took a pair of questions — one about the rising gas prices caused by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack and the other about the ongoing violence in the Middle East.
After answering the second question, Biden turned to leave, but was brought up short by an unidentified media member who asked: “What’s your take on the end of your meeting, sir? Were you optimistic coming out of it today?”
“Which one — which one of the 12 I’ve had?” the president answered…
“You guys are bad. I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions,” the president said. “I’m supposed to leave, but I can’t resist your questions.”
Here’s the video:
President Biden goes to leave the lectern after a press conference but comes back, "I'm not supposed to be answering all these questions. I'm supposed to leave."
At the end, Biden does walk away from a question about Americans' concerns over rising inflation. pic.twitter.com/VykilNtjMI
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 12, 2021
Who is supposed to answer their questions then, Joe?
On a day when there are fires everywhere, Biden leaves the lectern and then comes back and says "I'm not supposed to be answering many questions"
That is exactly what he is supposed to be doing.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 12, 2021
He doesn’t even seem to know why people would want him to answer more questions.