President Joe Biden put his notoriously famed thin skin on display when a White House reporter questioned him on his health policies.
Media reports mentioned how Biden appeared infuriated and irritated when a media reporter questioned him constantly about his COVID-19 plan on Thursday. Judging by the president’s reaction, the reporter certainly pressed Biden’s wrong buttons, causing him to give out such a bold reaction.
The journalist asked the new president about his COVID-19 health policy and whether or not his set target of inoculating around 100 million people in about 100 days was set to low standards.
Moreover, the president replied in a growling manner, ‘When I announced it, you all said it is not possible.’ In addition, he snapped, ‘Come on, gimme a break, man! It is a good start.’
Meanwhile, sources confirmed how Biden took the oath of office on Wednesday, just a week past from the average 912, 497 daily doses that were getting delivered under Trump’s policy, as reported by Bloomberg News Data.
Biden was repeatedly asked to comment on the issue with questions being pointed like bullets. “Shouldn’t you set your goal higher? That is basically where the US stands right now,” Biden was questioned, as he wrapped up his briefing.
On the other hand, during another news conference that followed, Biden’s press secretary, Hen Psaki, doubled on her boss’s comments. She added how the new Trump administration plan included giving 17 million vaccines out of 36 million. And that estimate to a rate of 500,000 vaccines per day.
Psaki added how the current government’s plan of action included doubling that to around 1 million vaccine shots per day. “We have clearly outlined this goal in coordination as well as consultation with a series of health as well as medical experts.”
At that same news conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci who is also Biden’s chief medical adviser talked about how the new mutant strain of the virus that was found in the UK, was fast spreading in the US. Currently, it was seen in around 20 plus states of the US.
While Biden’s administration’s policy involves getting as many people vaccinated and increasing vaccine production, the president admits it’s a challenge and the goal was a long way off.