The White House press office, on Monday, denied The New York Post access to President Biden’s sole daytime public event, coinciding with federal prosecutors nearing a decision on potential criminal charges against Hunter Biden, the president’s son, for tax fraud and other offenses.
The New York Post has extensively covered the president’s connections to his family’s international business dealings, and it was the first to report in October 2020 on contents from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, which revealed links between Joe Biden and ventures in China and Ukraine, the New York Post reported.
While addressing airline policies alongside Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House, Biden, falsely characterizing The New York Post’s reporting as Russian disinformation, refrained from taking any questions from the press.
The venue featured a set resembling a “fake” White House and approximately 50 theater-style seats for reporters, with about 20 of them unoccupied on Monday.
In a prior instance within the same room in February, Biden chose to respond to The New York Post’s inquiry regarding the potential impact of his family’s ties to China on his ability to shape US policy.
He expressed frustration over the perceived lack of “polite” journalists and promptly left the scene.
The New York Post holds the distinction of being the fifth-largest news website in terms of readership within the United States. When excluding the aggregator MSN, it ranks fourth.
Additionally, it stands as the second-most widely read online newspaper in the country. In terms of print circulation, as of last year, The New York Post held the position of having the fifth-largest readership.
However, in an email received on Monday, the White House staff informed The New York Post that they are unable to accommodate their request for credentials to attend the Investing in Airline Accountability Remarks on 5/8.
Instead, the staff mentioned that the remarks will be live-streamed and can be accessed at WH.gov. The email expressed gratitude for understanding and stated that The New York Post would be informed if a credential becomes available, as reported by the New York Post.
Written by staff