Sure, President Biden was like an hour late for his 10-minute statement on the situation in Ukraine, but reporters who waited it out weren’t given a chance to ask questions, as Biden, as usual, turned and walked out of the room. ABC News’ David Muir did a little improvising at that moment, explaining that Biden wasn’t taking questions “given the gravity of the moment the world is now facing.”
ABC's David Muir defends Biden refusing to take questions: "President Biden there in the East Room not taking any questions, likely given the gravity of the moment the world is facing." pic.twitter.com/Loe3K1CZ93
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 22, 2022
This is serious so it’s better if I not wade into it.
Greatest self-own ever.
— Chris Horner (@Chris_C_Horner) February 22, 2022
That’s precisely when he should be taking questions.
— JimsTweets (@Jimstweets44) February 22, 2022
Gravity of situations should be why he does take questions not why he doesn't.
— Kat (@KatBeauVic) February 22, 2022
— RSBUNKER (@RSBUNKER) February 22, 2022
Yes, why be open to any questions in MORE serious moments. Totally excellent leader-of-the-free-world instincts @DavidMuir
— Unacceptable Views Righty (Alex) (@rightinca) February 22, 2022
You can hear the moment that Muir realized that made zero sense
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@from_maniac) February 22, 2022
Um, so he should take questions only for light-hearted, fun topics? Isn't this when he should take questions? 🙄
— Isabela (@IsabelaRM1) February 22, 2022
Yeah, like getting ice cream.
They'd have to write scripts and rehearse them for 6 hours for all the Q&A also and just didn't want to do that.
— ree (@jwymanm) February 22, 2022
He read it and walked off because that's what he was told to do.
— The Girthening 🇦🇺 (@ImGirthman) February 22, 2022
Biden’s handlers don’t want another “minor incursion” incident …
— MrsJustMe🇺🇸🥊 🏋🏻♀️ 🍷 (@JustMe73forAll) February 22, 2022
Biden may collapse if he faces an unscripted question.
— Boss Masan (Adjudicated/Fortified boss) (@AlfosMasan) February 22, 2022
He is not capable of taking unscripted questions.
— Surrounded by Morons (@BethesdaRedneck) February 22, 2022
Likely because he can’t answer questions he wasn’t given days in advance.
— Still Unvaccinated PhD (@MidnightCowbey) February 22, 2022
Joe scampered off as quick as he could. He read what he was told as fast as he is capable of. His handlers told him to not take any questions. Turn your back and quicky head for the exit. @DavidMuir @ABC is an embarrassment covering for our weak handicapped @POTUS
— USA MINTED (@USAMinted) February 22, 2022
Waking away is the only thing he is good at.
— Deborah Friedler (@DeborahFriedler) February 22, 2022
Well, in Biden’s defense, his Teleprompter told him to “Leave now”.
— Dan N (@5forfighting) February 22, 2022
He didn’t want to “get in trouble.”
President Joe Biden stares blankly after reporter asks if he underestimated Vladimir Putin (video) https://t.co/tVanc4FNmO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2022