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White House staff herded reporters out of the Oval Office, interrupting U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was answering questions from the British press during a joint meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
Bidento take any questions from the U.S. press corps and told Johnson “good luck” when he asked whether he could end the meeting by answering questions from journalists. After only two questions from British journalists, staff interrupted the prime minister by suddenly demanding that the press leave the room.
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Before the sudden interruption…
PM JOHNSON: "Would it be OK if we had a couple of questions? Just a couple?"
PRES. BIDEN: "Good luck."— Breaking911 (@Breaking911)
As reporters shouted questions to Biden on their way out, he responded that “the violence is unacceptable” to a question from Ed O’Keefe of CBS about the immigration crisis at the southern border.
“That’s absurd,” said one of the reporters as they exited the White House. “Two British reporters get questions and we don’t get anything.”
The journalists immediately lodged awith White House press secretary Jen Psaki “that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office” and that no one could hear the answer to O’Keefe’s question due to the staffers shouting at them to leave.
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a major government shakeup Wednesday, as he tried to move on from a series of political missteps and revive his promise to “level up” prosperity across the U.K. In the biggest move, Johnson demoted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has faced criticism for delaying his return from a holiday in Greece as the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month. © Provided by Associated Press Britain's new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
Biden, 78, often declines to interact with the press and has suggested that he is not inof when and from whom he can take questions. There have been several instances of him and apparently important information.
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UK mulls calling in army to help ease gas shortage at pumps .
LONDON (AP) — Lines of cars formed at some British gas stations for a fourth day on Monday, as the government mulled sending in the army to help ease supply disruption triggered by a shortage of truck drivers. Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said training had been taking place “in the background” for military personnel to drive tankers, though the government said it had “no plans at the moment” to deploy troops. © Provided by Associated Press An out of use sign is seen on a pump at a petrol station after the current outbreak of fuel panic buying in the UK, in Manchester, England Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.