(CBrief) – President Joe Biden continues to be protected from tough questions by his staff, but this time it was ridiculous.
On Wednesday the White House staff shouted at reporters who were attempting to ask the president questions and the president sat and mocked them.
“The Biden WH seems *particularly intent* on the press not asking any q’s of POTUS 14 days out from the midterms, w/WH aides screaming in the faces of reporters who try to ask Biden q’s following each event today,” Nancy Cook, a Bloomberg News reporter, said on Twitter.
The Biden WH seems *particularly intent* on the press not asking any q's of POTUS 14 days out from the midterms, w/WH aides screaming in the faces of reporters who try to ask Biden q's following each event today.
— Nancy Cook (@nancook) October 26, 2022
Video of the incident showed the staff shouting at reporters and the president making a mocking motion with his mouth.
WATCH: Joe Biden MOCKS reporters for trying to ask him questions.pic.twitter.com/9H2jTwFlAr
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2022
It comes from abysmal debate performances by several Democrats, including what some have said is the worst debate performance in history.
The Pennsylvania Senate debate between Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz and Democrat John Fetterman finally happened and it was objectively a disaster for the Democrat. People on Capitol Hill, including Democrats, thought the performance of Fetterman was “painful to watch,” Axios reported.
Fetterman had difficulty speaking during the debate and his campaign blamed the closed-captioning system provided for him as being “delayed” and “filled with errors.” Nexstar’s communications chief said both candidates were given a chance to test the system twice — but Fetterman chose to only do one rehearsal. Fetterman is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in May.
The host of the debate responded to the Fetterman campaign with fire, knocking down their excuses and stating the system worked as expected.
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Fetterman is now criticizing the closed captioning process employed by Nexstar during tonight’s debate,” Nexstar communications chief Gary Weitman said in a statement.
Beyond that, Fetterman’s debate performance was so bad that many on both sides of the political aisle are criticizing him.
“Why the hell did Fetterman agree to this?” a Democrat lawmaker and supporter of Fetterman said to Axios. “This will obviously raise more questions than answers about John’s health.”