(Fox News) President Biden continued his tradition of barking at reporters last week when he snapped at journalists who pressed him on a lack of campaign trail appearances ahead of the midterm elections and abortion restrictions.
Biden has been hostile with the press on multiple occasions throughout his presidency despite the mainstream media’s reliable liberal slant. He has called a reporter a “kid,” often talks down to members of the press, called News’ Kelly O’Donnell a “pain in the neck” in the Oval Office for a question about a vaccine mandate for Veterans Affairs and once called Fox News’ Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a b—h.”
The White House faced questions last week regarding Biden’s slim calendar, with multiple reports saying Democrats in tight races view him as a liability. It appeared Biden didn’t appreciate it when reporter asked about his campaign plans as he was walking to Marine One on Thursday.
“John Fetterman is going to appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you. Why?” a reporter asked.
“That’s not true. There have been 15. Count, kid, count,” Biden responded.
The reporter pressed, “Are there going to be even more?”
Biden quickly responded, “yeah,” before moving on to another reporter who felt his wrath.
Biden stepped away from the female reporter he referred to as a “kid” when a different member of the press asked if there should be any restrictions on abortion. Biden said there should be restrictions, so the reporter followed up by asking what they should be.
“In Roe v. Wade! Read it, man, you’ll get educated,” Biden said before ignoring follow-up questions and bolting to Marine One.
Biden, who is often asked softball questions from sympathetic members of the press, has a history of responding with anger or sarcasm when faced with tougher questions.
“Read the polls, Jack. You guys are all the same,” Biden said earlier this year when asked by a reporter what he would say to Democrats who didn’t want him to run for a second term. According to Merriam-Webster, “The noun Jack has been used to refer generally to a man, and especially an ill-mannered or obnoxious fellow, since at least the 1600s.”
Biden snapped at a reporter in June when he was asked about the economist warning of a possible recession.
“Not the majority of them aren’t saying that. Come on, don’t make things up, OK? Now you sound like a Republican politician,” Biden said. “I’m joking, that was a joke.”
Last year, Biden scolded CNN’s Kaitlan Collins when she suggested he was confident Russian President Vladimir Putin may change his malign behavior.
Biden, who was walking away from a 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.”
He told her she was in the “wrong business” if she couldn’t understand why their meeting was productive before walking away.
Biden apologized afterward for acting like a “wise guy,” toward Collins.
In 2020, Biden used the same “wise guy” apology when he snapped at radio host Charlamagne tha God and famously said, “You ain’t Black,” if you vote for Trump.
Another topic known to sent Biden into a tizzy is his son, Hunter Biden, whose infamous, scandal-plagued laptop has long been a thorn in the side of his administration.
Days before the 2020 election a CBS reporter asked about the New York Post’s report on the younger Biden’s laptop and his emails about his work with a Ukrainian energy company.
“Mr. Biden, what is your response to the New York Post story about your son, sir?” Bo Erickson asked.
“I know you’d ask it,” Biden shot back. “I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”
The laptop has since been verified as authentic by multiple news organizations.
Erickson ran afoul of Biden again the next month when he was president-elect, shouting out a question about whether he would encourage teachers’ unions to help in the push to get students back in classrooms.
Biden snapped back, “Why are you the only guy that always shouts out questions?”