President Joe Biden said the Indian press 'is much better behaved' than the American press during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Friday visit to the Oval Office.
This comes just days after refusing to take questions from American journalists during Tuesday's meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
'I think what we're going to do is bring in the press,' Biden said Friday as he and Modi sat down for their meeting.
'The Indian press is much better behaved than the American press,' Biden said.
'I think, with your permission,' the president said to Modi, 'you could not answer questions because they won't ask any questions on point.'
RNC Research, a right-wing Twitter page, and dozens of other shared the clip of the comments, which weren't included in the official White House transcript.
RNC Research was retweeted over 740 times by Friday night and liked nearly 1,400 times.
Katie Rogers, a White House reporter for The New York Times, retweeted the clip and said on Twitter, 'I thought Modi had said this when I heard about it, but nope that's the American president.'
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President Joe Biden in the Oval Office on Friday
'I think, with your permission,' Biden said to Modi, 'you could not answer questions because they won't ask any questions on point'
Another White House correspondent Christian Datoc, a reporter for the DC Examiner, tweeted, 'Pretty Trumpian.'
Chuck Ross, an investigative reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, also retweeted RNC Research's video clip and said, 'India ranks 142nd in the world in press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. Russia is 150th (U.S. is 44).'
Biden's snarky comment on Friday was the latest spat with the White House Press Corp and reporters.
Just a couple days ago, Biden was criticized for not taking questions during Tuesday's meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; something Johnson did.