Biden Goes Off-Script during Presser; White House Immediately Cuts Feed
Biden's handlers jump in to save embarrassment
Democrat Joe Biden had his live stream cut off mid-sentence by White House staffers after he went off-script and asked an audience member about the wildfires in Idaho.
Biden was at a round table at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise with federal and state officials to talk about the wildfires, which he claims are the result of climate change.
As Biden posed a question to George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters, he was immediately cut from the live feed.
Fox News reported:
"While Biden spoke for much of the briefing, at one point, he said he wanted to hear more from George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters."
“Can I ask you a question?” Biden asked.
BIDEN: “Can I ask you a question?”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2021
*White House feed cuts out” pic.twitter.com/YQ9I9u3r98
“Of course,” Geissler replied.
“One of the things that I’ve been working on with some others is —” Biden said before the feed was cut off before being replaced with a full-screen graphic that said, “Thank You For Joining.”
Only last month, Biden's audio feed was cut as he was about to respond to a reporter’s question on his disastrous military withdrawal deadline from Afghanistan.
During a virtual event in March, Biden announced, “I’m happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do…” at which point he was cut off.
Although it is not uncommon for presidents to call on specific reporters during press briefings, Biden has been blasted for favoring reporters that might be friendlier than others.
In June, Biden snapped at a reporter after being asked a basic question about U.S. policy during a press conference at the G7.
Biden said he was going to “get in trouble” with his staff over the simple question.
Biden then took an additional question from a reporter who was not on the list as he called on reporters, saying, “I’m going to get in trouble with my staff.”
Earlier this month, Biden implied his handlers are calling the shots from the shadows after he concluded remarks in honor of labor unions by saying what he was "supposed" to do.
After finishing prepared comments in the White House, Biden said:
"I‘m supposed to stop and walk out of the room."