A top Biden administration official was spared having to answer for President Joe Biden's inadequate response to the nation's baby formula shortage when his camera suddenly "fell down," abruptly ending an uncharacteristic grilling from CNN's Jake Tapper.
Tapper repeatedly confronted Brian Deese, White House Director of the National Economic Council, on why the president purportedly had no knowledge of the looming baby formula shortage until April, given that the Food and Drug Administration knew problems were brewing as far back as October of 2021.
“The whistleblower complained in the fall. The FDA waited until December to act, [and] waited until February to shut the plant down. President Biden wasn't told about it until April," Tapper stated. "You don't think any of that should have been done more quickly or sooner? You think everything just went exactly how it's supposed to?”
Deese attempted to defend the administration with a song and dance about how the government is doing everything possible to end the crisis and how the FDA is conducting a “thorough investigation" to figure out what went wrong.
“I don’t need the FDA to investigate itself to come to the judgment that they did not act quickly enough. And on behalf of all the frustrated moms and dads and guardians out there, I hope you don’t either,” Tapper shot back.
As Deese stammered and stuttered about the FDA using "their best scientific judgment," the camera suddenly toppled sideways and cut off the feed.
“Our camera fell down," Tapper said, grinning. "Okay. Brian Deese, thank you so much.”
As it happens, this isn't the first time Tapper has broken from his usual Biden-apologetic position to criticize the White House. On “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talked about how food shortages and inflation have gotten so bad that even CNN hosts like Tapper are turning on the president.
Watch the video clip below or find full episodes of "The Rubin Report" here.
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