As President Joe Biden met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday, White House aides abruptly kicked reporters out without allowing any American journalists to ask questions, prompting the editorial component of the U.S. press pool to lodge a complaint.
President Biden responded to questions from two reporters Johnson called on, and Johnson also made remarks after Biden’s responses. But at one point, even as the British leader still seemed to be speaking, a clamor of voices pipes up.
Reporters were shooed out of the room, which did not sit well with American journalists.
Steve Herman of VOA tweeted: “US @WhiteHouse press pool immediately protests Oval Office treatment. (This dispatch from radio pooler and @whca president @stevenportnoy.)”