Biden White House Slammed For Call­ing A ‘Lid’ Amid Israel-Hamas Con­flict

Biden White House Slammed For Calling A ‘Lid’ Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden faced a wave of crit­i­cism on Mon­day after the White House called a “lid” before noon as Israel goes to war with Hamas in Gaza.
Francesca Cham­bers, a reporter with USA TODAY, shared the news in a press pool report. “The White House has called a lid for the day, before the pool call time. We will not be see­ing the pres­i­dent today,” she said.
A lid is gen­er­al­ly called when the pool of reporters tasked with cov­er­ing the pres­i­dent is “dis­missed for the day with an assur­ance the Pres­i­dent isn’t going any­where or doing any­thing in pub­lic,” accord­ing to the White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ Asso­ci­a­tion.
The sched­ule is sub­ject to change and a lid does not mean Biden will b …