Video: Biden Responds to Reporters' Repeated Questions About Trump Indictment


The big news of the day, of course, is the indictment Thursday night of former President Donald Trump. But his successor, President Joe Biden, didn’t have much to say about it.

Confronted by a number of White House pool reporters as he walked from the White House to Marine One for a trip to Mississippi, Biden had no answers to their questions.

And the only questions they wanted to ask were all indictment related.

“Mr. President, any reaction to the Trump indictment?” one reporter shouted out.

“No,” Biden said simply.

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“Are you worried this will further divide our country, the indictment?” another asked.

“I have no comment on that,” Biden replied.

“Are you at all worried about possible protests in the wake of the indictment?” a third reported wanted to know.

She apparently still wants to know, because all Biden said was, “No, I’m not going to talk about Trump’s indictment.”

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Finally, one reporter thought he might succeed where his compatriots had failed.

“Mr. President, do you think the charges against Trump are politically motivated?” he asked.

“I have no comment on Trump,” the president said, before turning to walk to the waiting helicopter.

The Washington Post tweeted a video clip of the exchange. Responses to the video from Twitter users were overwhelmingly positive.

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Unlike President Biden, news outlets around the world have had much to say about Trump’s indictment since The New York Times broke the story Thursday.

This indictment came just a day after numerous reports had begun circulating that a Trump indictment in connection with Trump’s alleged hush-money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels was unlikely this week and two weeks after Trump warned of his upcoming “arrest” on March 21 and called for protests against it.

The allegations claim that Trump falsified campaign finance records in connection with those payments, an allegation that Trump has vehemently denied.

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George Upper is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal and was a weekly co-host of "WJ Live," powered by The Western Journal. He is currently a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. A former U.S. Army special operator, teacher and consultant, he is a lifetime member of the NRA and an active volunteer leader in his church. Born in Foxborough, Massachusetts, he has lived most of his life in central North Carolina.
George Upper, is the former editor-in-chief of The Western Journal and is now a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. He currently serves as the connections pastor at Awestruck Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Army special operator, teacher, manager and consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he graduated from Foxborough High School before joining the Army and spending most of the next three years at Fort Bragg. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English as well as a Master's in Business Administration, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife life only a short drive from his three children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and in his spare time he shoots, reads a lot of Lawrence Block and John D. MacDonald, and watches Bruce Campbell movies. He is a fan of individual freedom, Tommy Bahama, fine-point G-2 pens and the Oxford comma.
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