Joe Biden was in Geneva this week to meet with Putin and when he held his presser afterwards, he made a shocking admission.
He told reporters that “they” had given him a list of which reporters he was going to call on.
Who exactly is they?
Who is really in charge here?
FOX News reports:
Biden mocked for again using prepared list of reporters after Geneva summit: ‘Embarrassing’
President Biden was mocked for “saying the quiet part out loud” on Wednesday when he admitted at the outset of his press conference in Geneva he would only be calling on reporters from a prepared list.
“I’ll take your questions, and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I’m going to call on,” Biden told the press following his anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Observers wondered whether the “they” Biden referred to was his communications team…
Biden has often relied on pre-approved lists for press conferences. At his first formal press conference as president in January, most of the questions he took were from reporters that were pre-selected by his team.
Watch the video below:
BIDEN: "I'll take your questions and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I'm going to call on" pic.twitter.com/RdAks1RIdp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 16, 2021
People reacted on Twitter:
They won’t let him take questions from anyone other than Democrat activists in the media https://t.co/oS91E1UVRm
— John Lilic ₿ Ξ ∞ (@JohnLilic) June 16, 2021
How is this acceptable? https://t.co/zpiIUFr8Mt
— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) June 16, 2021
It's frankly embarrassing watching *Vladimir Putin* take questions from the press for 45 minutes, and then Biden comes out with a preset list of reporters he's allowed to call on. https://t.co/gmOxMfuoRt
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) June 16, 2021
Biden’s handlers don’t trust him to go off-script. It really is embarrassing.