White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that she tells Joe Biden not to take any questions from reporters.
“That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times we say ‘don’t take questions,’” said Psaki during a podcast interview with CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod. “But he’s going to do what he wants to do because he’s the president of the United States.”
Fox News reported:
Psaki made the admission while being interviewed by CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod on his podcast “The Axe Files,” and claimed that she, at times, even tells Biden to not take questions from reporters.
Psaki laughed off the incident, and explained that it happened after she had already left work and Biden was heading back to his residence. She then claimed that Biden takes questions “nearly every day that he’s out in front of the press.”
“That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times we say ‘don’t take questions,'” she continued. “But he’s going to do what he wants to do because he’s the president of the United States.”
Joe Biden always runs away from the press and when he does answer questions, they are scripted and asked by pre-approved reporters.
For example, Joe Biden’s first solo press conference at the end of March was all theatre.
Biden answered a handful of pre-approved scripted questions and he had pre-written answers on note cards.