A White House official warned reporters against asking President Joe Biden questions at a round table event on Wednesday.
The event with the leaders of energy companies included White House reporters, who were apparently not expected to address the president.
Biden’s White House can’t handle reporters asking tough questions https://t.co/OMPVGvHfYH
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 10, 2022
Biden has been regularly cited for being less available to the media during his term as president. In 2022, he has held only one press conference on Jan. 19.
Joe Biden walks away from reporters asking him questions about corruption with Ukraine, refuses to answer pic.twitter.com/cPwBtwAME4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 24, 2019
Again last week, Biden exited following remarks without taking questions. The practice has become a pattern for the president.
Joe Biden walks out without taking questions pic.twitter.com/S4RWYic0bF
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 4, 2022
In addition, during the height of the Omicron variant, just 14 White House reporters were allowed to attend events, further limiting freedom of the press.
The actions make Biden look like he’s hiding something or afraid of something. In either case, the look is not good for the person who is supposed to be leading the nation through a pandemic.