President Joe Biden this Saturday silenced a reporter who answered another question from the press at a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Japan later this week. Tried to give Hiroshima city.
Biden was answering a question about talks with the Republican opposition to suspend the debt ceiling when an Australian reporter interrupted him trying to ask another question. “Please shut up,” he told her.
The questions he asked the US President at the beginning of the meeting with Albanese were shouted out, something that is a tradition in the United States, although it is not customary in other countries.
The White House Correspondents’ Association defends this format of shouting questions on its website because at times they are the only way to get answers to current issues.
The President has on other occasions acted in incidents with the press, for example responding to reporters with the phrase: “Give me a break” when they ask him tough questions.
Biden says he can still ‘avoid’ default
President Biden was confident of reaching an agreement with the Republican opposition this Saturday to suspend the debt ceiling and when asked by the press, he said: “I still believe the suspension of payments can be avoided. ”
Biden made these statements in response to questions from the press at the start of his meeting with the Australian prime minister.
After the two leaders’ opening statements, a reporter asked Biden if he was worried about negotiating with Republicans, to which he replied: “Absolutely not.”
Biden said these types of talks happen “in phases” so that if the first meetings are not productive, the next ones are, and then the negotiating teams go back to the beginning to put their ideas on the table.