Reporters were allowed in for President Biden’s announcement that he’s putting VP Kamala Harris in charge of the administration’s border response (which will give Biden a reason to defer questions on the subject at tomorrow’s presser). However, after the announcement, Biden asked his chief of staff a question, and at that point the press was shown the door:
BIDEN: "Ron, who am I turning this over to?"
RON KLAIN: "Thank you very much Mr. President, I think it's time for our friends in the press to leave though." pic.twitter.com/nv8YqIW1oH
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 24, 2021
In a slightly longer clip you can see that reporters had plenty of questions but the president didn’t want to provide any answers:
.@JoeBiden: "Ron, who am I turning this over to?"
Staffer: "Well, thank you very much, Mr. President. I think it's time for our friends in the press to leave." pic.twitter.com/o9zATqau5r
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 24, 2021
Unprecedented transparency as usual, with a side of cringe.
My goodness, Biden’s handlers have a tough job.
— Daniela Oertli (@danielaoertli) March 24, 2021
Oh Lord. Not good.
— RoseChandlerJohnson (@rechanjo) March 24, 2021
The whole world watches this. No one is fooled. https://t.co/RSu3pdZ7E5
— Last AmericanOptimist (@Ironbrand2) March 24, 2021