As we old you earlier today, @POTUS tweeted that President Biden would deliver remarks on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan this afternoon:

Will Biden take questions? Yes, but the White House is going to try and play it safe:

Not only will the reporters be pre-selected, but we’re sure Biden’s handlers will also be pre-approving the questions.

It wouldn’t be incredibly surprising if the press conference portion plays out this way:


Biden’s people must have thought taking any questions, even pre-approved ones, was a bad idea. At the end of Biden’s remarks on Afghanistan, he couldn’t get out of the room fast enough while reporters shouted.