President Biden’s administration continued to show its difficult relationship with the press on Monday.
Biden took calls from governors to discuss ongoing efforts to combat rising COVID-19 cases due to the new omicron variant. After speaking with the governors, Biden addressed White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients as to whether the governors had questions.
“I want to thank the governors for their partnership and I mean that sincerely. With that I will turn it back over to Jeff and I understand you guys might have some questions. Jeff?” Biden asked.
Zients then responded “Good. I think we are going to clear the press first,” ushering the press pool out of the room.