White House Aides Shout Down US Press Corps When British PM Suggests Taking Questions At Biden Meeting


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White House aides shouted down American pool reporters who attempted to ask President Joe Biden about the crisis at the southern border, multiple videos of the Tuesday event show.

Biden held an Oval Office meeting Tuesday with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the bilateral trading relationship and dangers of climate change, Reuters reported.

Johnson suggested taking questions from the press, and two British journalists were given such an opportunity, according to CBS’ Ed O’Keefe who was in the Oval Office Tuesday.

However, when the American reporters tried to ask Biden about the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border — which has been overwhelmed by masses of incoming Haitian refugees — the president’s aides exploded in loud exclamations, shouting “thank you” over the attending journalists before hastily escorting them out of the room.

“What did he say?,” one of the reporters leaving the Oval Office could be heard asking her colleague in a video posted on Twitter.

“I have no idea. Hope the microphone got it,” the colleague responded.

The journalist then wondered why they were not afforded the same chance as their counterparts from the U.K. (RELATED: Biden Walks Away As Reporter Shouts ‘Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban?’)

O’Keefe also complained about not being able to decipher the president’s response to his question because of the aides yelling.