President Joe Biden says his staff gave him a list of specific reporters to call on during his press conference Geneva, Switzerland.
As he began to take questions, Biden said that his staff gave him a list of reporters to call on.
“I’ll take your questions, and as usual folks, they gave me a list of the people I’m gonna call on,” Biden said on Wednesday.
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His press conference got testy at the end when he was asked why he is “confident” Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his behavior.
“I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior. What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? What I said was… what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and diminishes their standing in the world,” Biden responded.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked, “Given his past behavior has not changed and in that press conference… he denied any involvement in cyberattacks, he downplayed human rights abuses, he even refused to say Alexei Navalny’s name. How does that account to a constructive meeting?”
“If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business,” Biden shot back.
He later apologized to Collins for being “such a wise guy.”
Biden has previously raised eyebrows with his response to questions during his foreign trip.
“I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,” Biden told reporters during a press conference on Sunday.
As he took one final question, he said, “I’m going to get in trouble with my staff.”
“Go ahead, but pretend I didn’t answer you,” he added.
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