Dana Perino, an anchor for Fox News, criticized President Joe Biden and his White House staff for their refusal to provide candid responses to queries posed by the press and, by extension, the American people in a professional setting.
Perino, who co-hosts “America’s Newsroom” with Bill Hemmer, had paused momentarily to address a few questions amid the commotion of the helicopter while responding to a clip of the president as he prepared to board Marine One and depart the White House.
“I’ve done all I can do. Give me the power. I’ve asked for it from the very day I got in office. Give me the Border Patrol, give me the people, give me the people — the judges. Give me the people who can stop this and make it work —” Biden said in reference to the ongoing crisis on the U.S. Southern Border.
“That’s terrible to me. That’s terrible!” Perino said in response.
Fox News's @DanaPerino slams the Biden White House as Biden shuffles away towards Marine One:
"I find it professionally insulting as someone who used to work there that they think that this is good enough." pic.twitter.com/2d1LPDU419
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“If they at the White House communications office want him to make news and want him to take questions, do it in a way where the American people, our allies, and our adversaries can hear him clearly, and then you won’t get all the questions as to his mental capacity, because you could actually hear him if he’s being coherent,” she continued.
“I’m just, I find it professionally insulting as somebody who used to work there, that they think that this is good enough for the president to just, to take a question like that when you can’t actually hear him above the rotating blades. The other day, he was at the Nowhere Coffee Company, he answers a very important question about troops that have just been killed? It’s not good enough!” she concluded.