The Biden White House is throwing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson under the bus after Biden aids started yelling at the top of their lungs while Johnson was mid-sentence, demanding reporters leave the Oval Office.
“Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said,” CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe said.
Johnson was mid-sentence when Biden’s aids started shouting profusely.
“THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. LET’S GO. THANK YOU.” Biden’s handlers started yelling obnoxiously.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions from British media and is interrupted by White House aides trying to prevent U.S. reporters from asking questions:
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 21, 2021
The moment was so appalling to reporters that the White House press pool filed a formal complaint against Biden for failing to answer questions from the American media.
“[President] Biden and British PM [Boris Johnson] meet to discuss pandemic, trade and other issues,” CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe tweeted. “Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said.”
Instead of taking blame for the obscene moment, the Biden White House is blaming Johnson for not telling them that he was going to be taking questions from reporters.
“He [Johnson] called on individuals from his press corps without alerting us to that intention in advance,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday.
“I think our relationship with the United Kingdom and with Prime Minister Johnson is so strong and abiding, we will be able to move forward beyond this,” she added.
The Washington Post reports on the situation:
Johnson then called on a handful of British reporters for questions — and when their American counterparts attempted to raise their own, the whole media scrum was ushered out of the room.