Dopo una breve conversazione con Biden che ha toccato questioni che vanno dal cambiamento climatico e le infrastrutture di trasporto alla revoca del divieto sulla carne bovina britannica, Johnson ha aperto la parola ai giornalisti del suo paese d'origine.
“Would it be okay if we have just a couple of questions, just a couple?” Johnson asked, looking over to Biden, who replied, “Good luck.”
After Johnson had taken several questions from British reporters, the press pool was then corraled out of the Oval Office while Johnson was mid-sentence, prompting a flurry of shouted questions from reporters. Biden appeared to respond to one of them about the border, but his answer was muffled by his mask and the commotion.
Biden appeared to briefly answer one shouted question as the pool exited, detto, “The violence is unacceptable.” It is not clear what the quesiton was.
Biden ha raised eyebrows for repeatedly implying that White House staff controls when and where he is allowed to take questions dalla stampa. He has used phrases that suggest he is being “istruito” on which reporters to call on from a pre-selected list. In diverse occasioni, he has said he is “going to get in trouble” if he answers questions from reporters.