While on a bike ride with reporters on Thursday, President Joe Biden tried to ignore questions about the indictment against former President Donald Trump.
“Mr. President, will you be following the arraignment today, sir?” Jay McMichael of CNN asked Biden.
The 80-year-old president answered, “No.”
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) August 3, 2023
Trump was charged Thursday by a federal court in Washington D.C. with four criminal counts relating to his actions in relation to the protests of Jan. 6, 2021.
The four counts include: “Conspiracy against Rights; Conspiracy of Obstructing an Official Procedure; Obstruction and Attempts to Obstruct Official Proceedings; and Conspiracy in order to Defraud the United States.”
Trump is facing 40 counts in relation to his alleged refusal of providing classified documents to the National Archives and Records Administration. In Manhattan, the former president faces 34 counts for allegedly falsifying records.
Biden, before he gave him “No”, refused to answer reporters’ questions about the Trump indictment.
Katie Rogers, a reporter for the New York Times, asked President Obama: “Will You Talk to Us on Your Way Back?”
Biden answered, “Probably not.” Rogers responded with an unexpectedly defiant answer: “Think it over.”
Biden’s vacation in Delaware Beach, which lasted a week, ended on Thursday. By the way, how many vacations has Biden taken now?
Biden seems to be having a difficult time in the White House. It must be hard to eat ice cream all the time.
According to the New York Post, Biden, Jill Biden, and the First Lady were out for lunch on Tuesday when the Trump indictment was made public. They then watched the recently-released movie “Oppenheimer.”
Biden released a statement about the unrest in Niger (West Africa).
What can you do to divert the conversation from domestic issues?
Biden stated, “In this moment of crisis, the United States stands by the people in Niger as we honor our decades-long relationship based on shared democratic values and the support for the civilian-led government.”
The Nigerien people have the right to select their leaders. “They have expressed their wishes through fair and free elections, and this must be respected,” he added.