President Biden abruptly ended a rare exchange with the press last Tuesday, claiming that he would get “in trouble” if he continued to take questions.
After speaking on the latest federal guidelines for mask-wearing amongst vaccinated and non-vaccinated people, Biden answered a few more questions from the crowd of reporters.
Receiving questions about his own mask-wearing habits and potential summit meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he ended the session by saying “I’m really gonna be in trouble.”
Pres. Biden: "I'm sorry. This is the last question I'm gonna take. I'm really gonna be in trouble." pic.twitter.com/Nr0W1PqoKi
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 27, 2021
While it isn’t clear what Biden meant, he is certainly known for his self-depreciation in view of his long history of gaffes.
Who will Biden “get in trouble” with for taking basic press questions? He’s the PRESIDENT!
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) April 27, 2021
Can’t get over when Biden takes questions and keeps saying “I’m gonna get in trouble” when he is the President of the United States
— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) April 27, 2021
Since becoming president, Biden has been extremely reserved. His exposure with the press has been tremendously limited, holding only one solo press conference and infrequently allowing impromptu sessions such as Tuesday’s.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has managed reporters daily with official briefings, but the press has expressed frustration for the administrations lack of transparency and access to the President.
Author: Reggie Hodges