The Biden administration is apparently going to start charging members of the press for COVID tests to enter the White House.
Journalists will have no choice because you can’t enter the premises without one.
The Daily Caller reports:
Biden Press Office Seeks To Charge Reporters $170 For COVID-19 Tests Before Entering White House
President Joe Biden’s press team is seeking to charge reporters $170 for mandatory COVID-19 tests every day they enter the White House, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The White House is reportedly seeking to implement the unprecedented measure on Monday, arguing that the cost of testing dozens of journalists each day has “strained its budget.” The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has already raised objections to the change, and critics argue it could effectively ban smaller outlets from the campus, giving major outlets a monopoly on White House access.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the potential charges.
Reporters are not happy about this.
Can you even imagine the reaction if Trump had done this?
h/t American Lookout