Biden held a press conference after meeting with Putin. And apparently this is the most important thing that happened:
"What the hell? ... when did I say I was confident? ... if you don't understand that, you're in the wrong business" -- Biden gets upset at Kaitlan Collins's shouted question as he tries to leave the news conference pic.twitter.com/mCQ1218LaW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021
Biden on tarmac before AF1 apologizes for "being such a wise guy" after sharp exchange w/ @kaitlancollins at end of presser— Justin Sink (@justinsink) June 16, 2021
Tough but completely fair. https://t.co/u8qeg55TqG— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 16, 2021
Biden apologizes on the tarmac after losing his cool with @kaitlancollins, though he complains that reporters "never ask" positive questions. "To be a good reporter you have got to be negative, you have got to have a negative view on life, it seems to me." https://t.co/9veCXAU9yX— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 16, 2021
EVerybody feel better, now? Well, no, not quite yet:
—@KaitlanCollins says she was just doing her job & Biden apologizing was "completely unnecessary."— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 16, 2021
"He did not have to apologize, though I do appreciate he did."
Collins adds that "asking the president a question does not mean it has a negative slant or a positive slant." pic.twitter.com/PoN2uxzpxV
There’s a difference between skepticism and cynicism. She was expressing the former. https://t.co/oHBJk1zC6S— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 16, 2021
There's one in every crowd.
“You never ask a positive question” is not the same as saying the press is “the enemy of the people”— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) June 16, 2021
Okay, are we done now?
It would've served Biden better to not lose his temper with Kaitlan Collins. But the problem with her question is she put words in Biden's mouth that he didn't say. Biden never expressed confidence that Putin would change his behavior.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021