The White House press corps, and others, have made the handlers of President Joe Biden infamous for their aggressive approach to removing reporters from Biden so as to protect him from embarrassing questions.
This was evident during his 2020 presidential campaign, especially after he chose Kamala as his running mate. The news media was literally herded from Biden during that time like farm animals. Harris, of all people, looked tense when he yelled at them to leave.
It has gotten so bad that the handlers of reporters have even gotten physically violent at times. This is disturbing at a new level.
While we usually see Biden’s handlers steering everyone else away and around, they also have the responsibility of handling Joe Biden, i.e. guiding him away from dangerous journalists, especially those who aren’t easily scared.
As was the case Wednesday, during the now-infamous clip where Biden lost it with Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy — a handler immediately stepped in after Doocy started asking the Devon Archer question over speakerphone — and proceeded promptly to take control of both the situation…and Joe Biden.
Look at the video in a different way than it has been shared. Notice the woman who comes up shortly after Doocy walks towards him. She steers him off the moment Biden offers her this opportunity, and the supposed leader of the free world follows her.
Fox reporter Peter Doocy shouted a question to the president during the event in New Mexico. When the president could not hear him, he asked him to get closer. Doocy jumped over the barriers to speak with the president. It is hard to hear the conversation, but it was an… pic.twitter.com/dgRxxmTqam
— Emel Akan (@mlakan) August 9, 2023
This woman is serious. Do not get in her way:
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) August 10, 2023
On Twitter, some people joked that the woman might be the Biden admin staffer dressed in the Easter Bunny outfit during an Easter event in April 2022. Many readers will remember that the Easter Bunny saved a startled Joe Biden by rescuing him from having to deal with a crowd of parents and kids:
Why is the Easter Bunny directing the President of the United States 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲 pic.twitter.com/9bgXQJ6EXW
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) April 18, 2022
Whatever the case may be, while we all know at this point who the Handler in Chief is (cc: Jill Biden), I think we’ve just figured out who perhaps more than anyone else in the White House unquestionably has Jill and Joe Biden’s six – quite literally.