• Home
  • Politics
  • President Biden Calls Reporter a “pain in the neck”

President Biden Calls Reporter a “pain in the neck”

At a press conference on Monday, President Biden playfully shut down a veteran reporter for asking an irrelevant question, calling the reporter a “pain in the neck.”

Biden called for questions surrounding the U.S. military in Iraq. Kelly O’Donnell, a reporter for NBC News instead took the opportunity to ask about the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) vaccine mandate, as the government begins mandating vaccines for certain groups. 

Biden confirmed that the VA would be requiring that doctors working in their facilities get their COVID vaccination. He said, with slight frustration, “You are such a pain in the neck. But I’m going to answer your question because we’ve known each other for so long. It has nothing to do with Iraq.”

O’Donnell responded: “I take that as a compliment, Mr. President,” which earned a laugh from Biden himself. O’Donnell later took to Twitter to reflect on the lighthearted exchange, writing, “The president called me a “pain in the neck” (with a smile) as I pressed him on a NEW mandate for doctors at @DeptVetAffairs hospitals to get the COVID vaccine. He did not respond when I pressed if there would be further federal required vaccines.”


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Join Our Mailing List

    Recent Articles

    Growing Debate Over Court Packing

    Before Biden was even elected, many have speculated that his administration would attempt to add up to three more Supreme Court Justices to balance out the three appointed by former president Donald Trump. In an unexpected divide, it is not just the Republicans versus Democrats; there are Progressive versus moderate Democrats.

    The New Jersey gubernatorial

    There is yet another big gubernatorial election on the horizon. Two, as a matter of fact, but today the focus is on the one in the garden state, New Jersey. This election is one of the last two that will take place before the midterm elections next year.

    Biden Administration’s Economic Standings

    Most recent economic evaluations were not good news for the White House. Minor setbacks caused by Pandemic struggles have been understood, but many are pointing fingers at Biden for some of the more severe results.

    Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!