The White House just placed President Joe Biden was placed on “lockdown” on Monday from speaking with reporters about a key Democrat plan regarding the child tax credit.
According to the new child tax credit, families “will begin receiving monthly payments in their bank accounts of $250 or more per child beginning in July, a massive entitlement program that comes as part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan,” according to Breitbart News.
Biden was not included in the announcements. Instead, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Pennsylvania to speak on the new entitlement.
In addition, White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke on the new effort, including an appearance on “CBS This Morning.”
The president’s absence follows a series of public blunders during his first international trip. He struggled in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and did not hold a joint press conference.
In addition, Biden was widely panned for his angry response to a CNN reporter’s questions during his European tour.
The actions led CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny to say, “I have never seen a President, covering the last four of them, so protected by his aides,” he said.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny: We haven’t seen Joe Biden answer questions “without his aides screaming at him to stop. I have never seen a President, covering the last 4 of them, so protected by his aides.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 16, 2021
The new program should have been a Biden highlight. Instead, the invisible president continues to fuel speculation regarding his condition.