White House reporters were stunned when President Biden yet again refused to take questions from the press. During a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, reporters shouted questions about the border crisis. However, while Johnson took a few questions, Biden was rushed out of the Oval Office by aides once reporters turned their attention to him and multiple reporters were not happy about it.
Fox News reports:
Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim described the situation as “Not good, folks.”
“A chaotic scene in the Oval Office today as Boris Johnson unexpectedly took questions from British reporters, and White House aides shouted over American reporters as we tried to ask Biden questions,” Wall Street Journal reporter Andrew Restuccia said.
Daily Mirror editor Pippa Crerar added, “White House colleagues might be interested to know the British press thought aides shouting was totally out of order. An unwelcome lack of accountability…”
After the chaotic incident, the White House press pool immediately filed a formal complaint.
“The entire editorial component of the US pool went immediately into Jen Psaki’s office to register a formal complaint that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office, and that wranglers loudly shouted over the president as he seemed to give an answer to Ed O’Keefe’s question about the situation at the Southern Border. Biden’s answer could not be heard over the shouting,” the statement reads. “Psaki was unaware that the incident had occurred, and suggested that she was not in position to offer an immediate solution. Your pooler requested a press conference. Psaki suggested the president takes questions several times a week.”
The media has become increasingly aggravated by Biden’s constant refusal to take questions and engage with the press.