Don Jr says US 'pretending Biden is in charge' after prez jokes he'll 'be in trouble' for taking questions at briefing

DONALD Trump Jr. mocked Joe Biden for "pretending" to be in charge on Tuesday after the president said he would be "in trouble" for answering reporters' questions.

Biden delivered an update on the eased restrictions on face masks from the Centers for Disease Controls on the North Lawn of the White House earlier that afternoon.

He tried to escape questions after delivering brief remarks, telling the press pool "as much as the temptation is to stay outdoors on this beautiful day, I’ve got more work to do."

The president put on his trademark aviator shades as he went to walk back inside.

He answered quick questions on the face-covering update before trying to move further away.

Biden eventually walked back to the lectern after being asked about the US potentially sending vaccine doses to India, which is currently experiencing acrushing number of Covid cases.

"I'm sorry this is the last question I'll take and I'm really going to be in trouble," the president said as he returned to the microphone.

Trump Jr. slammed the remark,questioning who Biden was scared of making angry.

"Are we still pretending this is the guy in charge?" the former first son tweeted.

"Who will the 'leader' of the free world be in trouble with? Kamala? Xi???"' he added, referencing the Vice President and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.


Biden was previously been criticized for failing to hold a formal press conference until the 65th day of his presidency.

It was the longest time a US president had gone without a formal press conference in almost 100 years.

The president was blasted by Republicans amid claims that he and his administration were trying to avoid any embarrassing gaffes.

Others claimed that Biden's administration believes the public does not need daily updates from the president.

“People are happy to see Joe Biden when they see him. But they’re happy not to see him every day," Democratic pollster Mark Mellman told The Atlantic.

His press conference finally came after more concerns were raised about Biden's health.

Conservatives such as Candace Owens claimed that the president's health was failing after he tripped three times while climbing up the stairs of Air Force One.

Biden on Tuesday delivered brief remarks on the eased mask restrictions a few days after he was mocked for continuing to wear his mask while attending a virtual climate summit with world leaders.

The president walked out to the North Lawn wearing his black mask, despite the CDC announcing that morning that it was no longer required outside if a person is fully vaccinated.

He was pushed about what message he was trying to send by doing so.

Biden chuckled as he said that he wanted Americans to be able to watch him returning to the White House and only put his mask back on when he was going indoors. 

Biden on Tuesday touted the easing of the regulations on face masks as "another reason to go get vaccinated now." 

“The CDC is able to make this announcement because our scientists are convinced by the data that the odds of getting or giving the virus to others is very, very low if you’re both been fully vaccinated and out in the open air,” the president explained. 

“The CDC also has clarified which outdoor activities are safer or less safe, depending on whether you’ve been vaccinated. 

“The bottom line is clear,” Biden continued.

“If you’re vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors, as well as indoors. 

“So, for those who haven’t gotten their vaccination yet, especially if you’re younger or thinking you don’t need it, this is another great reason to go get vaccinated, now, now.”

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