The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin must not have gone to plan. Biden seemed on edge, erupting in complete rage after a reporter asked a simple question about the events that unfolded.
The corporate press has treated Biden with kid gloves since the onset of his presidency, yet the faintest backlash is enough to set Sleep Joe into a total rage.
On Wednesday following his meeting in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN hack Kaitlan Collins asked Biden a question that Former President Trump would have easily handled with ease.
“Why are you so confident Vladimir Putin will change his behavior, Mr. President?”
Biden erupted in fury.
“Where the hell — what do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? I never said I was confident he’d change his behavior!”
“Let’s me get something straight with you, I said what will change is their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them,” he continued, “I am not confident of anything…”
Collins retorted, “Putin downplayed human rights abuses. He even refused to say Alexey Navalny’s name. So how does that account to a constructive meeting, as President Putin put it?”
“If you don’t understand that, you are in the wrong business,” Biden fired back.
WATCH the intense exchange here.
President Biden went off on CNN's Kaitlan Collins at the end of his post-summit press conference and suggested she may be "in the wrong business" after she asked why he was "so confident" that Putin will "change his behavior." pic.twitter.com/QhkyT4pEXm
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) June 16, 2021
Later, another CNN hack lamented live on-air that Biden has yet to refuse any pointed questions in the nature Kaitlan Collins asked “without hid aids screaming at him to stop.”
Does it seem like CNN is finally changing its tune on the cognitively-challenged president?
The CNN correspondent added:
“I have never seen a president—covering the last four of them—who is so protected by his aides in terms of often not wanting him to answer some questions,”
CNN on Biden: “I have never seen a president… who is so protected by his aides in terms of often not wanting him to answer some questions.”
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) June 16, 2021
Reporters begun questioning Biden’s refusal to answer basic questions to reporters without being given a pre-determined list by his handlers. They’ve also soured on his poor attitude when answering the few questions he is allowed to field from the press corps.
A reporter from the ultra-liberal New York Magazine tweeted:
“The most powerful person in the world doesn’t need to be cocooned from criticism.”
Any analysis of President Biden that doesn’t sound like praise inspires people to leap to defend him by pointing out the obvious: “He’s not Trump!” He’s not, but he’s not made of glass, either. The most powerful person in the world doesn’t need to be cocooned from criticism.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 16, 2021
Another reporter said: “Biden aggressively insulting and demeaning a female reporter while she’s just doing her job, all in front of her colleagues.”
Biden aggressively insulting and demeaning a female reporter while she's just doing her job, all in front of her colleagues:https://t.co/ky1PBBHSJ8
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 16, 2021
Earlier this week, reporters waited nearly three hours just for Biden to snidely answer only a handful of pre-screened questions.
Washington Post journalist lamented that the U.S. press is is now forced to resort to updates on from…the Turkish government Twitter account.”
Biden is abroad doing a big push on democracy v autocracy. BUT the U.S. press — a key part of any functioning democracy — has gotten less access than under previous administrations. And is now forced to resort to updates on from…the Turkish government Twitter account. https://t.co/Xa2jkUNnhI
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) June 14, 2021
Author: Elizabeth Tierney