President Biden and first lady boot BBC crew members to take pub table

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden reportedly forced several BBC “journalists” to give up their seats and table at an outdoor patio Thursday in Tregenna Castle, a hotel in Cornwall, the location of this year’s G7 summit.

The “journalists” were booted from the patio after Biden first sat with them long enough for one, Jon Sopel, to post a tweet highlighting the president’s ostensible humility.

“A first in my career. @POTUS comes and sits down at table in a bar next to me and orders a drink. Am trying to act nonchalant #G7,” Sopel tweeted.

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Sopel’s followers ate it up.

“President Biden is a true human who has compassion, kindness, empathy and humility. Thankfully he shows it every day to everyone,” one follower tweeted.

Is he really?

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Yet not long after this impromptu photo-op, the first couple decided to boot everyone — including Sopel — so that they could allegedly have the patio to themselves.

“You can bump into all sorts of characters at a hotel bar. Sometimes a VIP from the presidential suite shows up and wants your table. That’s what happened to the BBC’s Jon Sopel and Morgan Gisholt Minard while they were covering the G7 summit in Cornwall, UK,” the BBC admitted in an official report published Friday.

Minard, a producer for the BBC, shared a clip of the interaction to Twitter shortly after it occurred Thursday.

“There are few instances I’d feel compelled to give up my dinner table… I suppose this is an exception,” she wrote as a caption.

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Nothing about this unexpected move came off as “humble.” If anything, it provoked an avalanche of accusations that Biden is “rude” and “arrogant.”

Critics also claimed that former President Donald Trump would have never pulled such a stunt — instead, he’d have let them stay and probably even paid their tab.

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Critics also alleged that if Trump had behaved so rudely, the media would have pounced instead of slobbering all over him like he’s an infallible angel.

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For the majority of his presidency, the media have treated Biden special and in some cases outright “sucked up to him,” as the New York Post’s editorial board once put it.

For instance, the president’s first press conference in late March — weeks later than was expected — was teeming with soft-ball, leading questions.

“One of the defining challenges you face in the coming months is how to deliver on your promise to Americans on issues like immigration reform, gun control, voting rights, climate change. All of those right now are facing stiff, united opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill. How far are you willing to go to achieve those promises you made to the American people?” one “reporter” asked.

Summed up, the question was basically this: Republicans are bad, so how do you intend to deal with that?

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