Flustered Biden tells reporters, ‘I’m not supposed to be having this press conference right now’

President Joe Biden had another moment with reporters when he seemed to admit that he is following orders rather than giving them.

During a brief interaction with reporters on Tuesday evening, Biden confessed that he was “not supposed” to be having a press conference at that moment.

Biden updated the nation in a speech Tuesday, covering the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and his administration’s plan to deal with the omicron variant. But the president soon trailed off to focus on his $2 trillion Build Back Better Act which was stymied by Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition.

After noting how his plan would lower costs “across the board,” Biden told reporters, “I’m not supposed to be having this press conference right now.”

He was immediately inundated with more questions by the press.

It was yet another instance where the president has let on that he would “be in trouble” if he allowed questions from reporters.

“I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,” Biden said in June.

Speaking with reporters after the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in November, the president said, “I’m going to get in real trouble. … This is the last question I’m taking,”

Tuesday’s speech followed by Biden’s odd admission again about talking to reporters set off plenty of commentary on social media about who really is in charge at the White House.

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