Biden jokes he’ll run over reporters who ask him about Israel

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

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.

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