UPDATED 9:31 AM PT – Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Critics are slamming Joe Biden for his continuous disrespect towards female journalists. In the Oval Office Monday, a reporter tried to ask a question regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs mandating COVID vaccines for its workers until she was cut off by Biden and called “such a pain in the neck.”
Biden SNAPS at female reporter: “You are such a pain in the neck,” then confirms VA medical staff will need to provide proof of vaccination pic.twitter.com/ClPbPffZjZ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 26, 2021
In a tweet, CNN’s political commentator clapped back at Biden while pointing out this isn’t the first time he’s been dismissive of female journalists. Before Monday’s incident, Biden lost it on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins for telling her she’s “in the wrong business” after she questioned the outcome of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.
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
After facing public backlash for how he treated Collins, Biden did admit he owed her an apology. However, Biden is beginning to gain a reputation of having a short temper with reporters who ask him “unscripted questions.”
When asked about Israel during the height of the Palestinian conflict, Biden snapped, once again, on a female reporter. However, he played it off as merely being a joke. Critics have said the “joke” was in poor taste and pointed out that if Trump made similar comments, the left would have not had the same reaction.
REPORTER: “Mr. President, can I ask you a quick question on Israel before you drive away since it’s so important?”
BIDEN: “No you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it. I’m only teasing.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 18, 2021