Joe Biden’s approval numbers can’t endure these hits much longer.
The White House hoped this one move would help minimize the damage.
But Joe Biden lost support from a major friend when his handlers committed this big sin.
With Joe Biden’s poll numbers dropping fast, his handlers are working harder than usual to keep him from talking to the press because they know he can’t be trusted to stay on message or answer questions that weren’t turned over in advance.
The White House political operation watched their strategy finally backfire with a visit by a friendly world leader.
The press has clearly gotten frustrated with the situation when it comes to asking Joe Biden questions.
The frustration reached a boiling point during an Oval Office visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
After Joe Biden and Boris Johnson finished speaking, Boris Johnson took several questions from the British press.
American reporters thought Biden would also take questions about critical issues like illegal immigration.
But when the press attempted to ask Biden a question, Biden’s aides started shouting in order to make it impossible to hear Biden’s response.
Not only that, but a confused looking Biden also appeared to motion the press to leave the room so they couldn’t ask him any questions.
Video of the scene
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Even CNN’s Brian Stelter ripped Joe Biden over the incident and questioned why Jen Psaki refused to commit to having Biden answer more questions from the press.
“Per WHCA President Steven Portnoy, Psaki said she was not aware of the incident. When he requested a press conference, Psaki responded that Biden takes questions several times throughout the week,” Stelter wrote.
The RNC Research twitter account noted just how under wraps Biden’s staff kept Biden from communication with the press.
“Joe Biden has taken 3 questions from reporters in the last 7 days, averaging fewer than 7 words per answer,” the RNC Research account wrote.
Biden’s handlers hoped not allowing him to speak in unscripted settings due to his propensity to make gaffes would minimize the damage in his approval ratings.
However, the strategy backfired and is leading to even more folks questioning Biden’s declining mental faculties.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.