During an event at the White House, President Joe Biden became visibly upset and warned a reporter, as captured in a video. Biden was engaging with social media influencers when he seemed irritated by the line of questioning, even going as far as threatening to toss his phone across the room. Independent journalist Jonathan M. Katz, who is popular on social media, was filming Biden while questioning him about his stance on Israel during the conflict in Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Katz inquired about what actions Biden would take to stop the “genocide” occurring with weapons funded by the United States. The president attempted to evade the inquiries by stating that he was working to minimize casualties in Gaza. Nevertheless, as Katz persisted with his questioning, the president’s patience wore thin.

“I know you’re a typical press guy, you’re grabbing me in front of all this,” Biden said angrily

“But I trust you about as far as I can throw your phone.

“I have a good arm man.

“I can throw a long way,” he confusingly added.

White House staff intervened to end the discussions. Katz mentioned that he was approached by staff members following the interaction and guided away from the president.

He uploaded the video on his TikTok profile, which boasts around 70,000 followers. The video rapidly spread across various social media channels.