Friday during a panel with world leaders from South Korea and Japan, President Joe Biden was captured on the hot mic asking the press to exit, according to a recording of the summit.
Friday at Camp David in Maryland, the president met with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan to discuss security concerns in the Pacific, according to The Associated Press.
According to a White House video of the event, at the conclusion of the televised panel, the president gestured for the reporters to exit before turning to beam at the audience.
“Politely ask the press to leave,” Biden said to someone off-camera before the White House recording of the event abruptly ended.
The comment raised eyebrows on social media.
BIDEN: "We're gonna politely ask the press to leave…"
He then ignores questions and smirks as his handlers force them out of the room. pic.twitter.com/6gYIXB5dC8
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 18, 2023
So much for his Inauguration Day promise of transparency
— Anne Ambrose (@AnneAmbroseLMT) August 18, 2023
You can see the contempt on his face! This guy loves power.
— Lee (@Lee34857049) August 18, 2023
Proof positive that Biden is incapable of handling the job.
— Patriot Lioness (@Patriot_Lioness) August 18, 2023
With expanding security concerns over China’s activities in the region, the three nations are seeking to establish a trilateral relationship.
However, the administration was still debating whether or not to mention China at all during the summit, as both Beijing and North Korea vehemently objected to the meeting.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.