Some staffers in the Biden White House would rather miss their boss speak in public than endure another gaffe, according to a new report.
Anxiety about what President Joe Biden might say if he takes questions from the media drives some in the White House to mute him or turn off his public appearances altogether, Politico reported Tuesday, citing White House officials.
“I know people who habitually don’t watch it live for that reason,” an unnamed official told the outlet for the report, which focused on occasions when he strays from messaging crafted by the West Wing.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the White House for comment.
Biden, who occasionally shrugs off reporters’ inquiries by telling the press his staff directed him not to take questions, has made frequent flubs during press events and other public appearances by losing his line of thinking, stumbling , and forgetting names.