On Friday he again snapped at a reporter's question, this time about Afghanistan and the US exit currently said to be in final stages.
After showing growing frustration over the topic, he cut off one journalist's question by tersely invoking July 4th weekend: "Look, it's 4th of July... I'm concerned that you guys are asking me questions that I'll answer next week. But I'm — this is a holiday weekend. I'm going to celebrate it. There is great things happening." He again lambasted the press for "negative" questions...
"I want to talk about happy things, man," he said in response to being pressed further on the Afghan withdrawal after already declaring "I'm not going to answer any more quick question on Afghanistan."
The particular issue Biden was being pressed on before essentially deeming the topic "off limits" because he wants 'happy thoughts' is whether the US military would leave the capacity to bomb Taliban offensives from nearby countries.
"I'm not gonna answer any more questions on Afghanistan. Look, it's Fourth of July" pic.twitter.com/nl2eQakEYn
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) July 2, 2021