Biden regime Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared to offer words of admonishment to the United Kingdom when she was questioned about why Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, called on reporters and answered questions from within the White House, while Joe Biden, 78, refused to take questions and instead escorted reporters out of the Oval Office.
Psaki, when asked why American reporters were not given an opportunity to ask questions while in the White House covering a meeting between Johnson and Biden, seemed confused. Attempting to clarify, the reporter asked Psaki, “The British Prime Minister in the American Oval Office called on British reporters, and then when American reporters tried to call on the American President, we were escorted out. Let’s put it that way,” he explained.
Then, the Biden regime Press Secretary appeared to offer a light admonition to the United Kingdom government and Johnson for daring to answer questions from within the White House without clearing the decision with Biden, who rarely speaks to the media outside of heavily controlled interviews.
“Well, I think, in that circumstance, and I think our relationship with the United Kingdom and Prime Minister Johnson is so strong and abiding we will be able to move forward beyond this,” said Psaki, suggesting that the decision for Johnson to answer questions from reporters represented a diplomatic faux pas between the two allied countries. “But he called on individuals from his press corps without alerting us to that intention in advance.”
Jen Psaki gets upset that Boris Johnson didn't make the WH aware he was going to take questions from his press corps:
"He called on individuals from his press corps without alerting us to that intention in advance." pic.twitter.com/LPlVINCjrr
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 22, 2021
Without asking Biden or his handlers permission yesterday, Johnson wrapped up the conversation with his American counterpart by saying, “I think — would it be OK if we just have a couple of questions? Just a — just a couple of questions.” Biden, neither consenting to Johnson’s request nor denying it, replied “Good luck.”
The British Prime Minister then called on called on reporters from The Sun and Sky News. Biden responded very briefly to both reporters, with the majority of comments made from Johnson.
After the two British reporters asked questions and received answers from the British Prime Minister from within the American White House, “White House aides – known as ‘wranglers’ – began shouting and ushering reporters out of the Oval Office” to prevent Biden from answering more questions. One reporter remarked, “That’s absurd” and added “Two British reporters get questions and we don’t get anything.”