- The president visited the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise on Monday to discuss the wildfires with federal and state officials
- Biden said he wanted to hear more from George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters
- Before Biden could ask Geissler the question, the White House abruptly cut his feed
- A recent Politico piece highlighted how White House staffers will ‘either mute [Biden] or turn off his remarks’ out of ‘anxiety’ the president will deviate
- During a previous interview, White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted that Biden is often advised by her staff not to take questions
Biden was at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise on Monday for a round table with federal and state officials on on the wildfires – which Biden blames on global warming.
The meeting was being broadcast live but as the president went to pose a question to George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters, the White House appeared to cut him off mid-sentence.
‘One of the things that I’ve been working on with some others is —’ Biden said before the livestream ended abruptly prompting many viewers to question what had happened.
During a recent roundtable in Idaho, President Joe Biden blamed the wildfires engulfing parts of state and other western states on climate change – seconds before his feed was cut off
The moment was reminiscent of last month, when Biden’s audio feed was cut moments before he was about to respond to a reporter’s question on his administration’s military withdrawal deadline from Afghanistan.
NBC’s Peter Alexander asked, ‘If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline what will you do?’
Biden smirked just before the White House cut his feed.
In a follow-up tweet, backed by additional reporters at the briefing, Alexander noted that Biden answered, ‘You’ll be the first person I call.’