A reporter who attempted to use a White House photo op to ask President Joe Biden a question was met with silence and what appeared to be a smirk.
On Friday, Vice President Biden and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez posed for the customary photograph between two international leaders. At the beginning of a video of the photo op posted by Town Hall on Twitter, a journalist can be heard inquiring about a deceased minor illegal immigrant.
“President Biden doesn’t take questions from reporters after a bilateral meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. One reporter is briefly heard asking about the migrant child who died in U.S. custody,” Town Hall posted.
He believes their his fan club (not wrong). The smirk is offensive.
— Carla ⛱️ 🌴 Florida♡ (@CarlaMathis10) May 12, 2023
The two leaders made terse comments. As he spoke, Biden held a card in his hand.
“Together, we’re supporting Ukraine. I can’t thank you enough for your significant support for Ukraine, it matters a great deal, and for your leadership, the partnership, and the challenge,” Biden said.
“Also, we signed a defense cooperation agreement, and I appreciate that as well. We’re going to, and thank you for letting us station two destroyers in Spain. And together, we’re, you’re helping us face the challenge, we’re both facing the challenges of migration in the Western Hemisphere. You’re doing a heck of a job,” he said.
Then, Sanchez discussed the partnership that supports Ukraine, the economy, and climate change.
“So, President Biden, I do believe that the world needs a U.S. President that is committed to fighting the good fight, like you do. And you can count on Spain in that endeavor,” he said.
The media were then ushered out amid a flurry of shouted but unanswered queries.
During this frenzy, Biden appeared to offer little more than a grimace.
ABC reports that on Wednesday, ngel Eduardo Maradiaga Espinoza, 17, perished in a shelter in Safety Harbor, Florida.
“The seventeen-year-old unaccompanied child from Honduras was referred to HHS care on May 5 and placed at the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services in Safety Harbor, Florida,” a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said.
“As is standard practice for any situation involving the death of an unaccompanied child or a serious health outcome, ORR’s Division of Health for Unaccompanied Children and UC Program Monitoring Team are closely reviewing the case,” the statement said.
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