When the president called her a “pain in the neck,” NBC reporter Kelly O’Donnell appeared to take it as a compliment.
“The president called me a ‘pain in the neck’ (with a smile),” she wrote on Twitter. “As I pressed him on a NEW mandate for doctors at the Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals to get the [virus] vaccine. He did not respond when I pressed if there would be further federal required vaccines.”
O’Donnell asked her question after the department announced that some of its employees would be required to get the vaccine, whether they wanted it or not.
“You are such a pain in the neck but I’m going to answer your question because I’ve known you so long,” President Joe Biden said as he took questions from the press after a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister. “It has nothing to do with Iraq.”