While test driving a new Ford electric truck during a visit to the company’s plant in Michigan, a reporter asks US President Joe Biden if she can ask a question about Israel.
“No you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it,” he responds, before smiling and adding: “I’m only teasing.”
US officials and their spokespeople have been bombarded with questions on the situation in Gaza since the start of escalation last week.
REPORTER: Mr. President, can I ask you a quick question on Israel before you drive away since it’s so important?
BIDEN: No you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it. I’m only teasing.pic.twitter.com/A3jrsIi5mR
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 18, 2021