President Biden was in a talkative mood Wednesday, at one point telling media members, “I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions.”

The president delivered remarks from the White House about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive and took a pair of questions — one about the rising gas prices caused by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack and the other about the ongoing violence in the Middle East.

After answering the second question, Biden turned to leave, but was brought up short by an unidentified media member who asked: “What’s your take on the end of your meeting, sir? Were you optimistic coming out of it today?”

“Which one — which one of the 12 I’ve had?” the president answered.

After the press clarified that they were asking about a meeting among Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and congressional leaders to discuss infrastructure legislation, the president returned to the lectern.

US President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
President Biden couldn’t “resist” taking questions from the media despite having to leave following his remarks on May 12, 2021.
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“You guys are bad. I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions,” the president said. “I’m supposed to leave, but I can’t resist your questions.”

The exchange took place days after White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted that she doesn’t like Biden to have too much face time with the White House press corps.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks about COVID vaccinations in the South Court Auditorium at the White House, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks about COVID vaccinations at the White House on May 12, 2021.

“He takes questions nearly every day he’s out from the press,” Psaki told CNN analyst David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” podcast May 6. “That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times, we say, ‘Don’t take questions.’ But he’s going to do what he wants to do because he’s the president of the United States.”

Biden has held just one formal news conference since his inauguration in January.

18 thoughts on “Biden: ‘I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions’”
  1. Biden; Well you would not be having all these problems, if you had all electric vehicles!!! Come on maaannnn!!!

  2. He should be answering more questions, since he has destroyed our country with his idiotic/stupid policies. The guy is a total embarrassment, he doesn’t have a dam clue what he has done to our country. He gave the terrorists in palestine $240,000,000 to start a war with Israel, it’s all bidens fault, and he has nothing to say, because he is an incompetent, pathetic, idiot, who will get us into a war if he isn’t taken out of office. The border is wide open,with terrorists running the border, inflation has gone through the roof, our pipeline was cyberattacked and biden says nothing.Isreal is about to wipe palestine off the map if they keep attacking them, and biden has caused all of it.

  3. Definitely a misleading, inflamatory, inaccurate headline to this article……………..

    1. Seems to me like the headline you consider to be inaccurate is an actual quote of what Biden said. Hmm, Was what Biden said really that bad that it can not be quoted, or are you just being paranoid, Michael?

  4. HA, HA, SUSAN RICE JUST ” SPANKED FUZZY JOE ” for this remark in answering QUESTIONS on TV! Now we know who is writing FUZZIE’S RANTS TO THE FOLKS! THE HEAD BOZO LEFT OVER HERE!

  5. UHHH . . . WHAT?!? Is this what an Illegitimate so called “president” (?!?) SUPPOSED to DO? Why isn’t he IMPEACHED yet? Talk about INCOMPETENCE! One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  6. He Needs To LEAVE The White House!,. You Guys Are Bad???!!!, NO JOE BIDEN-FAKER!!!!!!,. You Are Bad!!!!!!!,. You, KAMALA HARRIS-SCORPIA!!!!!!!,. Obama-SKELETOR!!!!!,. & The ELITE DEEP STATE Demonrats!!!!!!!!,. Go Back To SNAKE MOUNTAIN!!!!!!!,. & Your Boyfriend Xi Ping!!!!!,. You Guys Deserve One Another!!!!!!!!

  7. Your the President of the United States of America for cripes sake. Who is telling you you should not talk to the press. Imagine President Trump saying that. Are you not embarrassed to admit that you don’t have the authority or the smarts to be the leader of the free world. What a fool you look like to Americans and the rest of the world.

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