The media scuffle was described by those in the room as “chaotic,” with journalists being pushed and shoved.
- Russian security yelled at journalists to get out of the room, and began pushing them, according to the TV pool report. That was met with screams from U.S. journalists and White House officials, telling Russian security to stop touching them.
- Both presidents watched and listened to the media scuffle in front of them, and the pool reporter noted that they “appeared amused by the scene.”
- “At one point, Biden leaned over and spoke to the interpreter and smiled,” the pool report noted.