Biden Press Pool Prevented from Leaving Their Vans By His Team, Blocked from Viewing Trip to Doctor, But Got Some Video Anyway

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We reported earlier on Joe Biden breaking multiple bones in his foot.

According to his team, Biden hurt himself yesterday while playing with his dog. But his people didn’t say anything about it until today when the report came that he’s likely sprained his ankle and was being taken to an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution.” Biden’s personal doctor since 2009 then reported he had multiple hairline fractures in his right foot.

Democrats immediately started trying to paint Biden as more transparent than President Donald Trump. That immediately ran into a road block because not only had they delayed in reporting the injury to begin with but then when he was taken to the doctor with the pool vans following, his transition team tried to block the reporters from seeing Biden enter the doctor’s office.

As the Hartford Courant explained, Biden went to the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware to be examined this afternoon. But Biden’s team refused to let the reporters see him enter even maneuvering the press van so they couldn’t see. Nor would they let the press off to observe.

You can see part of that action on this NBC video:

So in other words, they were prevented from doing their jobs because their movement is controlled by the transition team? Seriously? Why don’t they have control over their own movement? That’s crazy. Notice how they don’t just jump right off the vans.

NBC did however manage a picture, apparently having a more resourceful photographer than the other folks. So we have to give them a hat tip for persistence.

Ultimately as we said earlier, they did find Biden had multiple hairline fractures in lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones mid-foot and will have to wear a boot for several weeks, according to his personal doctor Kevin O’Connor, who has been his doctor since 2009. Interestingly, there was no announced statement from the orthopedist who examined him, just his personal doctor.

So are reporters going to go along with this kind of treatment and just compliment him on his socks? If President Donald Trump had done that, we all know we’d already have multiple stories about how Trump was trying to hide something from the press. But they’ll not only take this smack in the face, they’ll say, “Please, sir, give me another.” Just like when Hillary Clinton literally corralled the reporters with rope who were following her.