With Many Crises Raging, Biden Says He Isn't 'Supposed to Answer Questions'

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Posted: May 12, 2021 6:20 PM
With Many Crises Raging, Biden Says He Isn't 'Supposed to Answer Questions'

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Americans in 17 states are having trouble finding gasoline after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline system, Hamas (backed by Iran) is waging a full scale rocket war in Israel, inflation is rising and during an event at the White House today, President Joe Biden said he shouldn't be answering questions from reporters. 

Just last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN's David Axelrod that her team encourages Biden not to answer questions from the press corps. Since taking office 112 days ago, Biden has only done one formal press conference. 

"That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times, we say 'don’t take questions,'" Psaki said. "But he's going to do what he wants to do because he's the president of the United States."