Biden signs his $1.9T COVID relief bill, then unceremoniously exits room without a word

Biden signs his $1.9T COVID relief bill, then unceremoniously exits room without a word

“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)

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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.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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