So much for a return to normalcy…
Joe Biden has been anything BUT normal when it comes to transparency with the media.
Not only is Biden not giving a State of the Union (Trump did a 2017 speech to a joint session of Congress), he is also barely answering any media questions!
Things got even stranger this week when Biden offered to answer a few questions for the media.
The moment that Biden made the offer… BOOM!
The live feed was cut.
The White House cut the livestream and no one was able to see what happened!
Was this just “coincidence?”
Or are they trying to cover up something? Like… Joe’s inability to answer even simple questions?
Here’s exactly how it happened:
BIDEN: "I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do…"
*White House feed cut* pic.twitter.com/y5BHhgXWOB
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 3, 2021
"I'm happy to take questions, if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 4, 2021
“I’m happy to take questions, if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance?”
Video surfaces of livestreaming conference with President Biden, where feed seems to have been cut before House Democrats are able to ask him questions. pic.twitter.com/7XRva6vQkr
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) March 4, 2021
The stream was working fine during Biden’s entire speech.
So we truly doubt any “technical” issues were at play.
Don’t be surprised, though, if that comes out as the cover-up story!
Fox News confirms that the White House mysteriously cut the feed after Biden agreed to a non-scripted exchange with the media:
The White House raised eyebrows on Wednesday when it suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event after President Biden said he was “happy to take questions” from Democratic lawmakers.
Accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and the House Democratic Caucus, Biden addressed lawmakers on the topics of COVID relief and the ongoing vaccine rollout. He closed his remarks by calling on Democrats to help “restore faith” in government.
He then appeared ready to take questions.
“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden told the speaker. “Whatever you want me to do.”
The feed ended seconds later, after a brief pause from the president.
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Can you imagine if the Trump White House did the same thing to President Trump?
The media would claim that the Trump administration was guilty of harming freedom of the press!
They would call him a “fascist!”
Yet… there are no explanations for Joe’s livestream being cut.
Serious question for all you @JoeBiden voters.
Do you not find it concerning the president of the United States hasn’t held a press conference in 43 days?
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) March 4, 2021
HIDING BIDEN: Why is the White House hiding President Biden from the press? We’ll discuss the bizarre end to yesterday’s livestream TONIGHT on “Hannity” at 9 PM ET. Tune in or set your DVR to never miss an episode! https://t.co/Cgh1HXgo63
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 5, 2021
Joe Biden's livefeed is CUT OFF at the end of virtual meeting of House Democrats after he says he's 'happy to take questions' https://t.co/8YPYjUJ94v
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 4, 2021
President Trump was the most transparent president in our lifetime.
He regularly offered himself up to the media.
He never shied away from the hard questions.
Meanwhile, Biden is on the verge of two months in office… yet he has yet to hold a single press conference!
The Independent reports that pressure is building:
Pressure is growing for President Biden to hold a press conference on his own, after his last attempt to answer questions was abruptly cut off by a White House video feed.
Some analysts expect Biden to hold a solo presser when he has some especially good news to report, such as the passage of his pandemic stimulus bill. The Senate is set to debate the bill this week.
“I’m happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” the president told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the end of a virtual meeting with her caucus, broadcast on the White House YouTube page. A few seconds later, the White House logo appeared and the video ended.
The footage has since gone viral, with one clip on Twitter receiving over 1.5 million views.
Biden is now 43 days into his presidency, but has yet to hold the kind of traditional White House press conference at which the president answers reporters’ questions himself. President Trump, by comparison, held his first such press conference 27 days in, and President Obama did so on day 20.
The president has answered questions from reporters on some occasions, though not at a formal press conference. He has spoken off the cuff at announcements in the Oval Office and at signings of executive orders, events at which reporters sometimes shout out questions at the end.
On Wednesday, for example, Biden answered an impromptu question at the end of an Oval Office meeting about cancer research, when a reporter asked about a rocket attack in Iraq.
The president’s critics, however, are accepting no substitutes for a formal, “solo” press conference.
“Where’s Joe?” Kayleigh McEnany, the final press secretary of the Trump administration, asked on Fox News. “Joe Biden needs to step up. We need to hear from him. He needs to engage in the transparency that he promised us.”
Will Biden FINALLY give us a press conference?
Is he capable of speaking to the American people unscripted while answering tough questions?
Or will we continue to hear scripted answers from his press secretary from a list of pre-screened questions?
I think we all know the answer…