Biden Aide Blocks Reporters from Asking Him about ‘Crisis at the Border’ - WATCH
Reporters tried to ask Biden questions before his aide shouted over them
Joe Biden's aide blocked reporters from asking him about the "crisis at the border" during a stop at a local hardware store in Washington, D.C.
The incident comes just a day after Biden forgot the name of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Biden visited “W.S. Jenks & Son, a hardware store in Washington that the White House said received a loan after Biden announced a change in rules last month to prioritize ‘mom-and-pop’ businesses with 20 or fewer employees," The Washington Post reported.
Reporters tried to ask Biden questions before his aide shouted over them, telling them it was time to leave.
One reporter was attempting to ask Biden about his “crisis at the border.”
Biden’s handlers aggressively prevent the press from asking POTUS any questions after his brief remarks at a D.C. hardware store pic.twitter.com/kTXFIe9ERM— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 9, 2021
Below is the video of Biden’s appearance at the hardware store, which shows the clip was not taken out of context.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to downplay the crisis at the U.S. Southern Border.
Reporters are repeatedly pressing the administration for answers about Joe Biden’s handling of the border crisis.
One of the most notable exchange during Tuesday's press conference came when a reporter asked Psaki about the accuracy of newly reported-on statistics about the border crisis.
In response, Psaki insisted that the reporter should ask the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the data because “it’s not our program.”