President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and the foreign press was treated to a common occurrence here in the states. Biden did not stop to take questions, but more than that, his press team seemed to aggressively usher the press out of the room in order to avoid Biden having to do it.
According to National Review, French reporter Kethevane Gorjestani “was asked by a very startled Australian reporter whether WH wranglers were always so strict about ushering the pool out without questions,” after Biden publicly met with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison.
To answer the reporter’s question, it depends on the President, but with this one, the answer is yes. One of the things Biden will go down in history for is the President who rarely, if ever, took questions. As Sister Toldjah recently covered, our own media is becoming increasingly frustrated with Biden’s lack of communication with the people and his press secretary, Jen Psaki, continuing to make excuses for it. This is especially being highlighted with the border crisis surging into overdrive.
Biden’s appearance and swift disappearance at the U.N. was said to happen beforehand because the gathering would be a “super spreader event.”
What it really is, as Americans have surmised, is a way to keep Biden from saying anything that would make the Democrat party have to go into damage control mode over. Biden himself has said that he’s been instructed not to take questions on multiple occasions or instructed to take questions from only certain reporters.
Joe Biden says that he "was instructed to call on" specific reporters for questions.
Who is calling the shots here? pic.twitter.com/K24AH81g1L
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 26, 2021
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
Funny enough, this isn’t the first time Australians have been taken aback by the Biden administration’s interactions with the media. In June, Australia’s Sky News saw several commentators noting how “appalling” it was to watch the American media simpering and fawning over Biden’s appearance at the G7 summit as if he could do no wrong when they had previously slammed President Donald Trump over everything as if he could do no right.