Peter Doocy shows binder of questions he would’ve asked Biden after press conference snub
Following the Thursday afternoon conference, Doocy told a Fox News panel about the snub and showed a binder of questions he had planned to ask the president.
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Mentioning how people thought he was kidding when he had said the night before that he had a binder, he then whipped out a black binder.
“I was not kidding,” the reporter said as he flipped through the pages while standing in front of the White House.
Saying “we had a lot” of questions, Doocy mentioned that many of them were never brought up at the conference. Some of these included pressing Biden on topics ranging from green jobs to the origins of the coronavirus.
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Occasionally, Doocy has shouted questions at Biden at the end of other public events, with Biden sometimes giving a response—albeit typically short and snappy ones.
Eventually, Doocy talked to the Fox panel about the list Biden had of reporters to take questions from and in what chronological order.
“In the room there were some aides—including Kate Bedingfield, the communications director, and Jen Psaki, the press secretary—they were monitoring what he was saying,” Doocy said. “It looked like they were checking their phones to get the instant reaction. But, while he was up there, he was pretty much on his own.”
“Usually—at the last few of these,” he continued, adding that the last one he could recall resembling this was in Wilmington, Delaware, “they had an aide off to the side, with the list of reporters to call on.”
“Today it was Biden with the list, and once they got through about an hour and 20 minutes, he was done,” Doocy said.
“I’m not sure that was the end of the list,” he concluded. “If we were on it, he did not make it down that far.”
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