Joe Biden wants reporters to talk softly. He’ll be the one to carry a big stick.
The president-elect went after CBS News’ Bo Erickson for pressing him on how he plans to get teachers to return to school during the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Mail reported.
“Mr. Biden, the COVID task force said it’s safe for children to be back in class,” Erickson asked Friday. He follows up by asking Biden whether he will push teacher unions to back him in efforts to get their members back to the classroom.
The president-elect has the support of the unions, which generally oppose a return to in-person instruction because of the risk of infection.
Biden didn’t respond, then commented icily to Erickson: “Why are you the only guy that always shouts out questions?”
The Twitterati supported Erickson, the Daily Mail reported.
“Good for Bo, also the idea that this was a ‘shouted’ question is hilarious,” tweeted ABC News’ Will Steakin.