Does Biden Have Covid? Psaki Battles Reporters Questions
A White House reporter questioned Press Secretary Jen Psaki about Biden's obvious health issues. The reporter pointed out that Biden could be seen continuously coughing during several press briefings.
“Many of us were in the East Room watching the president. We’ve seen him on many occasions where he has a repeated cough,” NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell said. “What is the situation with that cough? And is that a concern?”
Psaki, of course, blew the reporter off.
“It’s not a concern,” Psaki claimed. “We have a doctor who travels with him, obviously, who checks in if there is — it is ever warranted. And certainly, that continues to be the case, as it has been since the beginning of his presidency.”
“Is there an explanation for why he coughed so frequently in situations like that?” O’Donnell asked. “I’m sure you saw it.”
“I did. I don’t think it’s an issue of concern,” she claimed. “I think there are a range of reasons why we may need to clear our throat or we may have a little light cold. And that’s certainly something that presidents, elected officials, reporters, spokespeople can confront, but it’s not an area where we have a medical concern.”
Another reporter followed up by asking when Biden will receive a physical exam.