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President Joe Biden screamed at a reporter on Wednesday for asking whether he was involved in his son's business dealings.
A gaggle of reporters outside the White House peppered the president with numerous questions before he departed Washington for Chicago, where he delivered a speech touting "Bidenomics."
"President Biden, how involved were you in your son's Chinese shakedown text message? Were you sitting there? Were you involved?" reporter Steven Nelson asked.
"No, I wasn't and I don't —" Biden responded.
"Were you?" Nelson followed up.
"NO!" Biden shouted, visibly frustrated.
Biden is facing increasing pressure to answer for allegations that, despite his repeated denials, he was involved in his son's business dealings. The "shakedown text message" that Nelson referred to was first disclosed last week.
In a WhatsApp message sent in July 2017, Hunter Biden allegedly threatened a Chinese businessman, Harvest Fund Management CEO Henry Zhao, by using his father as leverage. The message said:
I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.
And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.
Another notable, but sad, moment from Biden's brief press gaggle came when he claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin was losing ground, not in the war in Ukraine, but in Iraq.
"Mr. President, has Putin been weakened by what happened in Russia?" a reporter asked, referring to the Wagner Group rebellion.
"It's hard to tell, but he’s clearly losing the war in Iraq. He's losing the war at home," Biden responded.
Russia is not fighting a war in Iraq.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News