Biden disses US press on world stage, urges Indian PM to ignore questions from American journalists

President Joe Biden met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House and urged him not to take questions from the U.S. press because they don’t ask “on point” questions while stating the Indian press was “much better behaved.”

In yet another incident intended to silence American journalists, Biden took a swipe at the press while meeting with Modi in the Oval Office on Friday.

“I think what they’re going to do is bring in the press. The Indian press is much better behaved than the American press,” the president asserted. “I gotta watch out; they’ll knock one of those down.” Modi appeared to firmly agree with Biden on the matter.

“I think, with your permission, you could not answer questions because they won’t ask any questions on point,” Biden outrageously stated.

The president’s comments are even more ironic when you consider that India ranks “142nd” in the world for freedom of the press. The United States is ranked “44th” but a downgrading of that tenuous position looks to be in the works via Biden.

Biden’s rude treatment of the American press was notably not included in the official White House transcript on the White House’s website.

This swipe at U.S. journalists follows a growing number of hostile encounters with the press where the president is either managed or loses his temper when dealing with them. Many times, he just walks away and dismisses the press. Insults and jabs at journalists have become commonplace in the Biden administration.

Biden called NBC News correspondent Kelly O’Donnell a “pain in the neck” in July for daring to ask him a question that he thought was off-topic.

He also angrily snapped at CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins for asking him questions concerning his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, informing her she was “in the wrong business.” He would go on to posit that “to be a good reporter you gotta be negative. You’ve got to have a negative view of life.”

Biden also kidded about running over a reporter while he was test-driving a vehicle after the reporter asked him a question about Israel.

On Tuesday, he infuriated the press when he refused to take questions from American reporters during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The prime minister went on to call on two reporters from the UK while American journalists were herded out of the room and prevented from asking Biden any questions at all.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki threw Johnson under the bus over the incident, claiming that the prime minister did not inform staff that he was going to take questions.

The media for the most part did not cover the silencing of their brethren. Instead, they focused on Biden having familial roots in India.

It also should be noted that since the CDC has not approved the Indian-made Covaxin vaccine to treat COVID-19, Modi should have been required to quarantine for seven days when he arrived Wednesday in the US. That didn’t happen and he met unmasked with President Biden.

Biden was heavily criticized for his ongoing rude and dismissive treatment of the American press:


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