Clay Travis and Buck Sexton ripped Joe Biden this week for refusing to answer questions on Afghanistan, saying he’s been “instructed” not to discuss the issue with the press.
CLAY: You may remember the last time Joe Biden was in the White House addressing everything Afghanistan. He finished his speech, went to a sheet of paper, and said he had been told to call on a particular person. Here is that cut from last week.
BIDEN: Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was (pause) Kelly O’Donnell of NBC.
That is last week. Who is this person giving him a list and telling him who to call on? You’re the president of the United States. And then yesterday talking about the hurricane, Biden was told one more time, they told him not to take questions. Listen to this.
BIDEN: I’m not — I’m not supposed to take any questions but go ahead.
REPORTER: Mr. President, on Afghanistan —
BIDEN: I’m not going to answer Afghanistan now. Okay.
REPORTER: — can you say if there’s still an acute risk?
BIDEN: Thank you.
CLAY: Buck, what is going on here? Who’s telling him not to take questions? (laughing) You’re the president, you should be able to decide whether you want to talk to the media or not.
BUCK: You feel like he’s about to run into the basement at any moment, because remember, that was the safe space during the actual campaign for the 2020 election. Joe Biden got to hide out from the press. We all knew that this was a guy that Democrat voters had rejected resoundingly many times over, and so now all of a sudden — in the pandemic year — he becomes an option of normalcy.
Listen to the full clip here.