At the White House, there’s no Trump any longer, but the drama is still guaranteed.
At the bilateral meeting at the Oval Office, PM Boris Johnson took the initiative and called on the U.K. reporters to ask three questions. When the U.S. press jumped at the opportunity to do the same and question Biden, White House aides started shouting at them.
According to Ed O’Keefe of CBS, who tried to ask Biden a question regarding the situation on the southern border, the White House aides started shouting at his attempt to ask a question while seemingly cutting off Prime Minister Johnson.
The chaotic scene between Biden’s aides and White House press was quickly shared on Twitter.
As the press was ushered out of the Oval Office, British reporters appeared to be quietly surprised at the White House aides yelling at the press to get out of the Oval Office.
Earlier today, the Australian press was surprised and “very startled” by Biden’s ” aggressive press team.”
The editorial component of the US pool lodged a formal complaint with Jen Psaki after no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office this evening. They went into her office and asked for a press conference as a compensation for what happened, but Psaki responded by saying that Biden takes questions several times a week.
Lalit K Jha, a member of the foreign pool shared his impressions from the scene.
On Twitter, WHCA President Steven Portnoy criticized President Biden for not taking any questions from his press corps.
Ashley Parker criticized Biden over his disrespect for the White House press and a failed promise to “restore democracy after 4 years of Trump.”