I must admit when I first saw this I thought the video was fake until it was confirmed by the GOP and other news outlets. The lengths the White House are going to stop Joe from taking questions is getting ridiculous.
We’ve all seen Joe run out of the room after giving remarks because he’s not allowed to take questions from the press. On this occasion the White House tried something different.
“As I’ve said before, we can’t just return to where we were before the pandemic, we need to build our economy back better, and I’m confident that Chair Powell and Dr. Brainard’s focus on keeping inflation low, prices stable, and delivering full employment will make our economy stronger than ever before,” Biden said in an earlier statement.
“Chair Powell has provided steady leadership during an unprecedently challenging period, including the biggest economic downturn in modern history and attacks on the independence of the Federal Reserve,” a White House statement said. “During that time, Lael Brainard – one of our country’s leading macroeconomists – has played a key leadership role at the Federal Reserve, working with Powell to help power our country’s robust economic recovery.”
On November 22, 2021 Biden briefly addressed the media formally nominating Powell and when he finished the press started yelling questions. That was when elevator music was pumped into the room in an attempt to drown our the reporters shouting.