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Things are ostensibly awful at the southern border at the moment, and the Biden administration does not appear to be terribly concerned with it. At all.
Not only did they appoint an absent-at-best border czar in Kamala Harris, but they are now spending time complaining about the optics of the situation in Del Rio, Texas from the distance of the White House.
Then, to top it all off, they continue to refuse to answer reporters’ questions on the subject, even going so far as to use White House aides to keep the subject at bay.
Reporters faced a bizarre scenario on Tuesday as White House aides shouted down their attempts to ask President Biden questions during an Oval Office meeting.
Biden met with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the White House, where the two discussed an array of issues. Johnson took several questions, but when Biden was asked questions, White House aides promptly escorted reporters out of the Oval Office.
CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe described how the situation unfolded.
“IN THE OVAL OFFICE… @POTUS Biden and British PM @BorisJohnson meet to discuss pandemic, trade and other issues. Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said,” he wrote.
This is just the latest escalation in the Biden administration’s war on the press, and belies the longstanding issue of transparency in the White House in 2021.
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