Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor. Kamala Harris’ oh-so-cool Timberland boots. The Biden family dogs. Playing Mario Kart at Camp David with the Biden grandkids. The president’s early bedtime and fires in the Oval Office fireplace. These are just a handful of the softball topics the corporate media have fawned over since even before Biden took office, a drastic reversal of tone to their antagonistic coverage of the Trump administration.
But the corporate media fan club isn’t enough to keep Biden, Harris, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki from repeatedly snapping at the occasional reporter who asks a real question. When topics more substantive than ice cream crop up, Biden often falls back on his defensive “Give me a break,” or worse.
Trump certainly lost patience with the media too, after they repeatedly smeared him and invented scandals, like the one insisting he tear-gassed “peaceful protesters” for a photo op at Lafayette Park when it was actually Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s police who used tear gas on the crowds. But far from the hostile relationship between the press and the Trump administration, Biden has no reason nor excuse to be so snappy with the media, most of whom continue their one-sided love affair unfazed.
Here are 15 times Biden, Harris, and Psaki couldn’t handle substantive questions and snapped at the messengers instead.
1. ‘120 Days’
Just Monday, President Biden snapped at the media and made a factual gaffe in the same sentence. In response to a reporter’s question at the G7 summit about steel and aluminum sanctions, Biden cut him off with the words, “A hundred and twenty days. Give me a break. Need time.” Actually, Biden has been in office for 25 days more than that.
Joe Biden tells a reporter “I’m gonna get in trouble with my staff,” then says he’s been in office for 120 days.
It’s been 145 days. pic.twitter.com/slPkuGhI5v
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2021
2. ‘That’s a Hell of a Lie’
On the campaign trail in 2020, a reporter asked about the president’s son Hunter and his shady business dealings
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