Indian press ‘much better behaved’ than American press, Biden tells Modi; stirred up controversy

United States President Joe Biden on Friday said that the Indian press was “much better behaved” than the media in his country. Biden made the comment ahead of the bilateral talks between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. This has stirred up controversy in White House Briefing.

The two leaders had just made their way to the Oval Office – the US president’s workspace in the White House – when Biden said: “I think what they are going to do is bring in the press.” He then added with a chuckle, “The Indian press is much better behaved than the American press…And I think, with your permission, we should not answer questions because they won’t ask any questions on point.”