President Joe Biden’s handlers are being called out by White House reporters, after they refuse to have Biden’s personal physician appear before them to answer questions about the president’s health.
This is not unusual, as other president’s have had to publicly announce the state of their physical condition – former President Donald Trump was put through his paces, probably far more than any other president – including his cognitive abilities.
Biden, however, seems to be the exception, and is right now isolating because he allegedly had covid and reporters are becoming increasingly frustrated with the White House and the lack of updates.
The covid-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha was called to task by reporters, who demanded to know what was going on.
White House correspondent for CBS News Radio Steven Portnoy asked “why the President’s personal physician is not here? Are you familiar with a reason? Has the President decided not to send his physician here to answer our questions the way that his predecessors have decided to send their physicians here?”
Jha claimed that reporters have “heard every day from the President’s physician through his detailed accounting of his assessment, his plan.”
Portnoy continued “Forgive me. There is a history here in this room of President’s physicians standing here to take questions, and in part, it’s because some of your colleagues in the medical profession do have questions and they’ve asked us to ask those questions about why the President’s doctor ordered him to stop taking Crestor & Eliquis.”
Portnoy continued, “You have done your best to communicate the answer that the President’s physician has given. But are you familiar with the reason why the President decided not to send his doctor out to answer questions?”
"Are you familiar with a reason the president decided not to send his physician here to answer our questions the way his predecessors have?"
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