Biden Loses His Cool With Reporters

( Not again, Joe! Stick to the script!

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden was making comments in one of his rare in-person press conferences on the federal government’s COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout, as well as the present conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Just as Biden was finishing up, reporters began shouting questions hoping to keep the President at the podium for a few more moments. And in a brief moment of honesty—a peek behind the curtain, if you will—Joe said the silent part out loud.

“You guys are bad. I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions. I’m supposed to leave but I can’t resist your questions,” said Biden.

Well, it’s not like we didn’t already know what was going on. But it’s always nice to have your suspicions confirmed.

And it is true that Jen Psaki already admitted to David Axelrod on CNN that Joe has been told before: don’t answer impromptu questions from the press. But still, seeing it in action is pretty wild.

Most politicians get caught lying. But in Joe Biden’s case, he gets caught telling the truth. Joe Biden has a long, well-documented history of telling the truth in a way that gets him in trouble. And he even admits it.

Whether it’s calling candidate Barack Obama “articulate and bright and clean,” or his declaration in 2019 that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” Joe has a long, storied history of epic, if not mostly benign, gaffes.

But now that he’s president, all those gaffes don’t seem so benign. And when it comes to answering questions, well, isn’t that what a president is supposed to do?