“The president will hold a ceremony on Thursday to sign his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law, kicking off a victory lap,” Bloomberg reported earlier today. The first part of the statement turned out to be accurate. But victory lap? After affixing his signature to the bill, Biden stood and silently exited the Oval Office while a roomful of reporters shouted their questions over each other as well as the Biden handlers who were holding them at bay.
“Sorry, no questions” has become the White House staff’s mantra, and 50 days in, even the media are growing impatient. (RELATED: Biden plunked down his pen)
And there it is — Biden does NOT take questions from shouting reporters after signing the the $1.9 trillion stimulus package/boondoggle.
What a joke. Like good, obedient sheep, reporters leave after Biden's handlers shout them down and escort them out of the Oval. pic.twitter.com/Dhy4iHH9gB
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 11, 2021
One could argue that the press had this shabby treatment coming. During the campaign, they exerted no pressure on Biden to emerge from his basement bunker, and on the rare occasion when they did ask a question it would be about his favorite ice cream flavor or some equally vital topic.
The Bloomberg article notes that now that the president has signed his landmark legislation, he, Dr. Jill, and Mr. and Mrs. Kamala Harris “plan to fan out across the country and highlight Americans receiving stimulus checks and coronavirus vaccines, as well as businesses that have been able to stay afloat with government loans.” It should go great for all parties concerned so long as no one asks Biden a question.