Anytime that Joe Biden is around the press, even knowing that most of them are friendly to him, you can almost hear the intake of breath from his team hoping that he can get through the exchange, as they immediately try to rush him out the door at the nearest opportunity to avoid any more questions.
But as they tried to do that today, Fox’s Peter Doocy, one of people who actually asks Biden real questions as a journalist should, managed to sneak one in as Biden was finishing and turning from the podium.
Doocy asked what happened to Biden’s promise seven weeks ago, that if the Democrats won the Senate, checks [the $2000 virus relief checks] would be going out the door immediately?
Democrat President Joe Biden refuses to answer Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s question about his campaign promise that if Democrats won the Senate then $2,000 stimulus checks would “go out the door immediately.”
It’s been 7 weeks and Biden has failed to follow through. pic.twitter.com/Z7OUhJZOSJ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 25, 2021
For sure, that’s one question that Biden doesn’t want to answer since he completely blew that promise on multiple fronts. First, because after they were declared the winners, Joe didn’t “immediately” get the checks out. Indeed, they’re still not out, while the Democrats were concentrating on the fruitless effort of trying to impeach President Donald Trump again. But, second, despite the fact that he promised $2000, which many voters in Georgia said affected their voting, he then scaled that back to $1400, saying $600 had gone out in an earlier bill. But he said $2000 after that, so people justifiably believed that he meant an additional $2000. Whoops, just another lie, just another promise broken.
So knowing all that, Joe’s handlers weren’t about to let him take that one on. They even went “buh bye, thank you” to “Peter” by name just so he would know, hey, bro, you ain’t getting any answers from us on that one. “Let’s go,” says the woman trying to usher all the reporters out.
Biden starts to totter off, but then seems to be told by Kamala Harris who is standing there in the wings that he forgot his mask, so he has to go back and get it. Whoops.
Doocy also previously asked Biden about his call with the Saudi king and he pretty much got blown off on that question as well.
Also: @POTUS Biden asked about the call by TV pooler Peter Doocy.
Q: what did you talk to the Saudi king about?
Q: was it a good call?
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) February 25, 2021
But hey, gotta love all that unity and transparency, right? No answers but so much transparency in the not answering!