The lack of a naval guard outside the west wing raises questions from the White House
The absence of a naval watchman outside the west wing on Monday raised questions about whether President Biden was sticking to the schedule publicly set by his aides.
Why it matters: A surefire way to tell if the President is in the Oval Office is with the glowing Marine on the post and opening the door to the west wing. A pool reporter who asked if there had been a policy change received a simpler answer around 2021: The Navy received a COVID test.
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“The President was in the Oval Office this morning and received the PDB and whatever you know about the schedule. There has been no policy change,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily briefing.