President Biden snapped at a reporter during a press conference announcing the date of withdrawal from Afghanistan. A reporter asked him if he trusts the Taliban. Biden responded that the question is “silly,” and then when the reporter followed up, Biden behaved like a frustrated old man who yells, “get off my lawn!” He may have been trying to be perceived as strong, but it didn’t come off as well.
The US troop drawdown in Afghanistan has been criticized, so there was a meeting at the White House on Thursday morning, and then Biden held the press conference.
Biden has always been quick-tempered and has been known to shout at reporters. Who can forget the moment he got in a reporter’s face and repeatedly said, “Why, why, why, why, why….” He was so angry that he came out from behind a curtain and confronted the reporter.