During Thursday’s (June 29) live interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, President Joe Biden was unable to wait for the commercial break to leave the set, instead choosing to flee before Wallace could conclude the interview.
Biden afforded the liberal host a rare live sit-down, focusing on the President’s response to the Supreme Court’s historic decision striking down affirmative action.
Wallace spent 20 minutes asking Biden softball questions before the President unceremoniously got up and took the scenic route. He walked around the host, forcing her to quickly thank the President for his time.
Biden’s exit preceded the typical analysis tease hosts offer to viewers before going to commercials.
The clip of the awkward exit quickly went viral, garnering 1.4 million views on Thursday.
Steve Guest, a conservative strategist, tweeted, “WHAT ON EARTH IS JOE BIDEN DOING? It’s live TV!”
Jim Reacher, a Substack writer, noted that as a guest, Biden has to “sit in the chair… smile at the pretty lady… [and] stay until we come get you.”
Nicholas Fondacaro, an associated editor for Media Research Center, tweeted, “Bathroom run?”
The live interview with the President lacked in-depth discussion and primarily focused on him clarifying his earlier comment about the conservative-leaning Supreme Court not being “normal.”
Wallace showed her enthusiasm towards Biden and asked some less challenging questions, such as the possibility of reforming the Supreme Court, why Trump has not been prosecuted for his involvement in the January 6 riot, and what the late Senator John McCain would think of the current Republican Party.
Wallace failed to address the ongoing scandal surrounding Hunter Biden, the President’s son. Hunter recently admitted to two misdemeanor tax violations and accepted a pretrial diversion agreement for a felony gun registration charge. Additionally, there are serious accusations against the Department of Justice regarding their handling of the investigation, as reported by IRS whistleblowers.