President Joe Biden's aides shouted at reporters Wednesday afternoon to stop them from questioning the president while the president insulted them in the background.
The inquiries follow poor debate performances by Democratic candidates around the nation on Tuesday night, with Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman's catastrophic showing in the state's U.S. Senate election debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz garnering the most attention.
“The Biden WH seems *particularly intent* on the press not asking any q’s of POTUS 14 days out from the midterms, w/WH aides screaming in the faces of reporters who try to ask Biden q’s following each event today,” Bloomberg News reporter Nancy Cook tweeted.
Video of the incident showed Biden grinning as his staff yelled over reporters so they could not ask questions.
Halfway through the clip, Biden can be seen mocking the reporters with a gesture he made using his mouth.
WATCH: Joe Biden MOCKS reporters for trying to ask him questions.pic.twitter.com/9H2jTwFlAr
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Biden made the remarks during an MSNBC interview with Jonathan Capehart when he was asked what he would say to convince voters to stick with him if he were to run again in 2024.
“I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone’s age, including mine. I think that’s totally legitimate,” Biden said. “I think the best way to make a judgment is to, to, you know, watch me, you know, am I slowing up? Am I, don’t have the same pace?”
“You know, I, could be, I’m a great respecter of fate,” Biden continued.
“I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow. But I, you know, in terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do, I think people should look and say, ‘is he, is he still have the same passion for what he’s doing?’ And if they think I do, and I can do it, then that’s fine.”