Joe Biden Cuts Off Reporters: “I’m sorry. This is the last question I’m gonna take. I’m really gonna be in trouble.”

During a recent press conference, US President Joe Biden said if he kept answering reporters’ questions he would be “in trouble”. 

After talking about new federal health guidelines for mask-wearing for vaccinated and non-vaccinated people, the president answered some questions from the press gathered at the White House.

“I’m sorry,” he said, after getting questions about his own mask-wearing and a talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “This is the last question I’ll take, and I’m really gonna be in trouble.”

Needless to say, this has left many people dumbfounded, even though Biden has a long history of gaffes. 

Ricochet’s Lyndsey Fifield made a tweet saying.

“Who will Biden ‘get in trouble’ with for taking basic press questions? He’s the PRESIDENT!” 

Biden has become more reserved since he became president, limiting his engagements with reporters to a minimum. 

And while White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has held daily press briefings, the media have expressed their frustrations for a lack of transparency when it comes to issues concerning the border and the lack of overall access to the president.

The Washington Post’s Fact-Checker, breaking down the 67 falsehoods it had recorded from him during his first 100 days in office, noted the number was partly a function of how he “rarely faces reporters or speaks off the cuff.”

The president repeated CDC guidelines about people having to wear masks indoors, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated while saying that those who have been vaccinated can gather outside without a mask. He continued to urge people who have not been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

When he was asked why people who aren’t vaccinated should still wear masks outdoors, given the risk of transmission is almost non-existent the president said,

“because the science indicates that the most certain way to make sure it doesn’t spread is if both people have been vaccinated, and you’re outside.”

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