Biden snubs presser reporters in Madrid, leaves podium while answering questions
US President Joe Biden rudely snubbed reporters at the press conference following the two-day NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday. Showing his back to reporters as they shouted questions, Biden arrogantly joked, “I’m out of here.” Having only answered a few questions from a pre-determined list, Biden appeared annoyed as reporters asked him to answer the questionnaire quickly. “There’s no fast. I’m leaving,” Biden shouted as he walked away from the podium, leaving reporters confused and surprised. He ran out of sight as reporters kept shouting, “Mr. President..”
Biden had earlier, at the start of the conference, seemed to compose as he expected a predetermined list of questions. “I’d be happy to take any questions, and the first question, I’m told, is Darlene Superville from the Associated Press,” he said during the press conference, reading an article. He referenced the content several times when questioned by reporters, eventually losing his temper. At one point, the President of the United States read aloud the instructions written on the paper.
At his third press conference of 2022, the 9th since taking office 18 months ago, Biden answers 18 minutes of questions then abruptly says “There’s no quick thing. I’m coming out of ‘here’ and flees as the press pool shouts questions. pic.twitter.com/SHVcAtoksl
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Biden reads paper instructions: ‘YOU walk into the Roosevelt room and say hello’
“YOU walk into the Roosevelt Room and say hello to the attendees” and “YOU take YOUR seat,” he announced from the podium. He then abruptly ended the conference, shunning reporters, muttering that he would ask Congress to end the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade to protect women’s right to abortion. He had managed to respond to a reporter about what executive action he could take.
“The first thing we should do is make it clear how outrageous this decision was,” Biden told reporters. “I believe we need to codify Roe v. Wade into law, and the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do it.”
“And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like the right to vote, we should demand a filibuster exception for that action,” he added.
It wouldn’t be the first time the US president has left reporters appalled over his behavior at the conference. During one such presser, Biden falsely claimed that the nuclear-capable North Korea “stands with the United States” against Russia and supported coordinated US sanctions against the Vladimir regime. Cheese fries. Speaking during the commencement speech in the presence of Naval Academy graduates, Biden appeared to blunder as he hinted that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un sided with the United States on the decision to isolate Putin from Moscow, leaving his viewers perplexed.
North Korea was among four countries that voted against a United Nations resolution condemning Russia’s war.
On another occasion, during his State of the Union address, Biden incorrectly referred to Ukrainians as “Iranians.” “Putin may surround Kyiv with tanks, but he will never win the hearts and souls of the Iranian people,” the US president said, expressing outrage and prompting reactions on Iran’s Twitter. US Vice President Kamala Harris, at the time, was heard saying the appropriate word, “Ukrainians, Ukrainians.” Biden also mispronounced the US Supreme Court nominee’s name on the day of the gaffe. He deviated from the script during the nomination of Judge Brown Jackson saying, “America is a great nation. I was in the foothills of the Himalayas with Xi Jinping, when I was vice president. I don’t know for sure.”