Yesterday at the White House, President Biden delivered some remarks with British PM Boris Johnson, and the latter then agreed to take a couple of questions from UK media. At that point, White House aides shouted down U.S. reporters’ attempts to ask Biden questions and quickly ushered them out of the room.
Washington Post White House bureau chief Ashley Parker doesn’t like what she’s seeing vs. what Biden was selling before the election:
Worth noting that Biden ran for office promising to restore democracy after 4 years of Trump. But today it was the British leader, NOT the American one, who spotlighted a key tenet of a flourishing democracy — respect for a free press — by taking questions from his press corps.
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) September 21, 2021
Should any of this be a surprise?
He also "ran" by hiding in his basement and avoiding the press. So, it was obvious this would continue at the White House. https://t.co/99C79FLxKh
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 22, 2021
You guys took it easy on him during the campaign and he's repaying you in kind. https://t.co/uKS3kXuw51
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 21, 2021
Biden’s people kept him protected from taking questions during the campaign and he’s now in the White House, so why would they change that “strategy” at this point? It certainly shouldn’t shock the media.
This "cry for help" might not ring so hollow, if your friends in the "press," asked @POTUS a single, god-damned question when he was hiding in the basement…#YouDothProtestTooMuch https://t.co/OanrqojzWS
— Tas Salad (@salad_tas) September 22, 2021
You allowed Biden to hide in a basement the entire campaign. Sit down
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) September 21, 2021
Look at this “journalist’s” buyer’s remorse. Check out that telling first sentence. She actually believes Trump destroyed democracy. How? By doing daily unfiltered press conferences? Poor little DNC lapdog. 🤣😂@pudgenet @tmi3rd @DukeSelden https://t.co/dco2R3LbUA
— Super Journalist (Ret) – JOURN-AL of Skrypton (@Magnum_CK) September 22, 2021
— Scotty P 🎸 (@Scott_7791) September 21, 2021
It’s surreal watching some in the media who basically helped carry Biden across the finish line last November during his “basement strategy” now express displeasure that his administration is continuing that tactic.