Bidens refusal to take questions in press conference sparks concern Something is up

Joe Biden: 'Something is up' with President says commentator

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The President’s press junket with the Prime Minister on Tuesday in the White House drew to a close after only one question from the Sun’s political editor Harry Cole following a day of discussions about the UK and USA’s relationship and potential free trade agreements. But immediately after the question, which Boris Johnson ended up answering, aides to Joe Biden could be heard screaming “thank you” over and over as they ushered reporters out with no more questions allowed.

Australian political commentator James Morrow noted: “I look at that moment where the camera comes in on Biden’s eyes and there is that weird moment where he just seems to go blank…

“He doesn’t seem to know for a second what is going on!”

Mr Morrow went on to say former President Donald Trump would not be “protected” in the same way President Biden appears to currently be.

He also stressed how the reaction to the President’s behaviour would be very different if Mr Trump were still in power.

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The Australian noted how this also is not the first time such a crackdown by Biden’s aides has taken place.

On September 12, during Mr Biden’s questions following his brief on the ongoing wildfires in the USA, the President’s live stream was suddenly cut off unannounced which left observers and reporters puzzled.

Mr Morrow slammed how “this happens time and time and time again” with Biden as he reeled off similar incidents.

He slammed how “his people shut down live feeds” when the questions start and “shut the reporters out before they can ask questions”.

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The commentator even added how the aides have Biden leave the room before he can be asked questions.

He suggested how “something is up here” as he speculated that there could be “more” to the behaviour of the President than meets the eye as he speculated over the President’s wellbeing.

He said: “Is there more worry about embarrassment and other issues potentially with him that could be revealed by these sorts of questions.

Mr Biden deflected a question from Mr Cole of The Sun newspaper about a free trade agreement and pointed at Mr Johnson to answer the question instead.

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Mr Biden can be heard saying: “Ask him a question, not me! We are going to have to work that [trade deal] through.”

Mr Johnson played down the fact the UK has failed to secure a free trade deal with the USA as he told reporters last week that “Joe has a lot of fish to fry”. 

Asked if he would get the post-Brexit agreement by 2024, the prime minister told Sky News in New York: “We will keep going with free trade deals around the world, including in the United States.

“I have plenty of reason to be optimistic about that. But the Americans do negotiate very hard.”

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