President Joe Biden has gone viral on social media after clips surfaced of him declaring he had “no regrets” about his unauthorized storage of classified documents while snapping at reporters.
The clip comes from an exchange Biden had with reporters on Thursday (January 19) while he was in California to survey damage from the recent storms.
The clip was first published on Twitter and has racked up 275,000 views in two days.
In the clip, the reporter’s question is indistinguishable, but it’s clear from Biden’s reaction and response that it has to do with his handling of classified documents.
Biden replies that “a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place,” which he insisted his lawyers “immediately turned them over to the archives and the Justice Department.”
He also reiterated that he was “cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly.”
But added that there was “nothing there” before claiming, “I have no regrets.”
Biden also explained that he was doing as his lawyers were directing him before snapping at the reporter for asking the question at all.
He exclaimed that it “frankly bugs me” that the question was being asked, noting that there is “a serious problem here we’re talking about,” a reference to the storm damage in California.
He claimed that “the American people” don’t understand why reporters weren’t asking questions about the storm damage.
Biden has faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for his alleged mishandling of documents, which is carrying over to Twitter.