According to Fox News, U.S. President Joe Biden was going to take questions from reporters on Friday until one reporter asked him about holding China accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Then, Biden exited the area.
The incident was caught on camera. Take a look:
BREAKING: President Biden @POTUS was going to speak but turned away upon hearing my question on #Covid origin and whether he’ll hold #China accountable. @NTDNews @ChinaInFocusNTD @capitolreport pic.twitter.com/jsbMTNPeYb
— Iris Tao (@IrisTaoTV) March 3, 2023
The video footage was taken on Friday, just as Biden was leaving the White House.
At the start of the 22-second clip, Biden can be seen exiting the White House in a blue rain jacket, and he proceeds to walk over to the crowd of reporters that had gathered.
As he is doing so, he briefly says something to some of the reporters as he continues walking. When he reaches the main group of reporters, Biden stops as if he is going to take some questions.
At this point, NTD News White House Correspondent Iris Tao attempts to ask Biden a question about the COVID-19 pandemic's origin and about whether Biden and his administration will "hold China accountable?"
As soon as Biden heard the question, he threw his hands up in the air, turned to the left, and proceeded to walk away, without answering a single question. He then boarded Marine One, the presidential helicopter, and he exited the area.
Throughout the COVID pandemic, there was much debate about its origins, and the debate, to a large extent, went along party lines.
While Republicans pointed to evidence that suggested that the pandemic likely was the result of a leak from a Chinese laboratory where coronaviruses were being studied, Democrats, including the Biden administration and the mainstream media, insisted that this was just another one of those Republican conspiracy theories.
Recently, however, things have changed. The Wall Street Journal reported in late February:
The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.
What exactly prompted this change is unclear. Perhaps, the House Republicans' investigation of the COVID pandemic has something to do with it. Whatever the case may be, it's clear that the lab leak theory is now being accepted as the mainstream theory behind the COVID pandemic.
Biden, however - based on the above incident - just doesn't seem ready to come to terms with this reality, which begs the question "why?"