President Biden’s angry response to a CNN reporter on Wednesday was the latest in a long list of times he has snapped at journalists who asked him pointed questions.
While Biden has enjoyed questions like what his ice cream flavor is or compliments about how he’s perceived as a “decent man” during his short time in office, he didn’t take kindly to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins suggesting he was confident Russian President Vladimir Putin may change his malign behavior after their summit this week.
Biden, who was walking away from his Geneva press conference, whirled around at Collins and said, “I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior. What in the hell, what do you do all the time?”
As Collins tried to speak, Biden stuck up a finger and continued, “When did I say I was confident? Let’s get this straight. I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and diminishes their standing in the world. I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating a fact.”