Reporters may not have liked the answers he gave, but it is undeniable that President Trump took a lot of their questions.
So far, President Biden has been a lesson in contrasts.
Seven weeks in office, he has yet to hold a single one of the free-wheeling type of news conference Trump became known for.
Biden also skipped giving the traditional president's in-person address to a joint session of Congress.
At a brief photo opportunity today, a simple, short question from the press gallery seemed to prompt an end to the recorded part of the event. The Biden administration's media handlers shouted down further questions and shuttled the press out of the room.
Under other presidents, media handlers also sometimes pushed the media out of the room to avoid questions. Presidents sometimes choose to take questions if they hear one they want to answer.
For Biden, there have been few opportunities to hear from him at all. The White House has announced he will make his first public address to the nation on Thursday in a "direct-to-camera" performance.
Watch this week's earlier press availability below. The question is asked around 13:00 (thirteen minutes) into the event. President Biden and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough visited the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
They don’t want Biden to ‘go live’ because they know that he’ll make a fool of himself. All of the Democrats will cover for him and make excuses for him but the people will see who Biden really is.
jim Campbell says
Biden is quasi living proof that the walking brain dead can still act as though he is running the country, which he isn't.
Tom Harvey says
He has no answers....
Perry Troutman says
So embarrassing on the world stage.
Please refer to him as resident. Short term resident. It is obvious he has run out of gas. I cannot believe this is the USA. Moreover, I refuse to accept that this is the USA. For God's sake and the sake of the USA, fight back against this illegitimate regime. Write and call your representatives continuously. Run for office. Repost the truth everywhere it is possible. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
Please don't have him answer questions. All our enemies can only guess how bad he is if they knew we would be in trouble