During a recent meeting in the Oval Office with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President Biden displayed frustration with White House reporters. As journalists persistently questioned the two leaders, Biden, feeling overwhelmed, asked them to quiet down, saying, “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa, hush up a second, Okay?”

Biden then proceeded to announce an additional $200 million in military aid for Ukraine. This aid package, as Biden noted while addressing Zelenskyy, is set to include various military supplies and ammunition, earmarked for rapid delivery.

This recent encounter with the media is part of a pattern for Biden, who has previously shown a tendency to dismiss or ignore reporters. His interactions with the press have included telling CNN’s Kaitlan Collins she was in the “wrong business,” calling NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell a “pain in the neck” but agreeing to answer her question, and criticizing New York Post reporter Steven Nelson for asking what Biden deemed a “dumb question.”

Additionally, Biden has recently avoided engaging with the press regarding inquiries about his son’s legal issues, often walking past reporters without responding to their questions. This behavior was evident during Zelenskyy’s visit, which also included meetings with key U.S. political figures such as Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and new Speaker Mike Johnson.