Joe Biden has come under fire after the president was overheard making negative comments on the US press to the Indian prime minister during a meeting at the White House. Last Friday, in the presence of the Indian media, the American leader declared that the American media have not behaved so well and “will not take questions on the point”. The remarks sparked a furious reaction from Fox News hosts who asked ” what happened to the leader of the free world answering the questions? “
“The Indian press behaves much better than the American press.
“And I think with your permission you couldn’t answer the questions because they won’t take the questions on the point.” “
The Fox News presenter, presenting the clip, described Mr Biden’s remarks as “incredibly revealing.”
Commenting on the incident, the Fox News presenter asked, “So what happened to the leader of the Free World answering the questions?
“It’s tradition. “
Last week, during a meeting with Boris Johnson at the White House, Mr Biden was heard saying ‘good luck’ after the PM only asked the press a few follow-up questions.
On September 12, a live-broadcast briefing with the president on the wildfires ravaging parts of the United States was abruptly interrupted, leaving reporters perplexed.
Sky News Australia expert accused the White House of seeking to “silence journalists before they can ask questions.”