(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Less than a week after being dubbed by his insurrectionist press secretary as “the best communicator that we have in the White House,” President Joe Biden fled a media briefing as reporters peppered him with basic questions.
It was Biden’s first, and long-delayed, media briefing to explain why he ordered a Chinese spy balloon shot down earlier this month, after first letting it float across the country, including over Montana’s nuclear missile silo fields
Biden also touched on the three still officially unidentified objects that the military also shot down, which likely were harmless weather balloons.
“We don’t know yet exactly what these three objects were, but nothing right now suggests they were related to China’s spy balloon program or the they were surveillance vehicles from any other country.”
The Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade just wanted to fly their balloons without the full force of the United States military coming down on them.
But the Air Force sent a sidewinder missile to shoot them down.
We need justice now! ✊ pic.twitter.com/HI5TkqHlcl
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 17, 2023
After Biden bluffed his way through prepared remarks, he went into a semi-coma of bewilderment when reporters began shouting questions at him, which is routine for White House press briefings.
When Biden was asked if his and his family’s alleged entanglements and business dealings with China had any impact on his hesitancy to shoot down the communist regime’s spy balloon, Biden responded with a huff.
“Give me a break, man,” he scoffed, and turned his partially focused attention on other reporter, NBC News’ White House correspondent Peter Alexander.
Reporter: Asks President Biden if his deals with China are compromised by his family’s business dealings in China.
Biden: Claims the reporter is being mean and walks off stage without taking questions.
So much for being “the most open and transparent administration in history.” pic.twitter.com/YUwSPTN4BJ
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) February 16, 2023
Unable to hear Alexander’s question, as other reporters were competing for his attention, Biden said, “You can come to my office and ask the question. We’ll have more polite people.”
And then Biden stiff-gaited off without taking further questions, or providing the public any clarity.
It was the same opaque act that has become standard operating procedure for what the White House likes to claim is a totally open and transparent administration, when Biden has been dodging questions since he took office.
Trump took far too many questions from the media… and the left said he was anti-free press…
Biden refuses to take questions, shuts reporters down regularly and walks out on them…. and they lap it up like he’s their hero.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 6, 2021
BREAKING: Biden gets up and walks out of the room when press starts asking questions about vaccine rollout plan he just signed. Biden replies “…gimme a break, man” on the way out.
*transparency, folks. pic.twitter.com/TjMNOMdAxe
— Cardinal Conservative (@CardinalConserv) January 21, 2021
Biden’s continued disappearing act did little but fuel more public speculation and disgruntlement over being left in the dark.
“We learned nothing from the briefing, absolutely nothing and Biden refusing to even answer questions from the press was a sign that he does not know what is going on,” tweeted one frustrated commentator. “Could there be something that is keeping him from addressing any China related questions.”