After 4 Months, Look What Biden Is Refusing To Do
(RightWing.org) – President Joe Biden’s administration didn’t get off to a good start with the media. Biden was in office for almost 10 weeks before he finally agreed to a one-on-one meeting with a journalist, sparking doubts about his competence. Now, he’s doing it again.
Since Biden moved into the White House, he’s been unable to shake rumors his staff doesn’t trust him to speak freely and tries to restrict him to prepared speeches or pre-scripted Q&A sessions. White House officials deny there’s any doubt about Biden’s ability to hold a real discussion — but if that’s the case, why hasn’t he given an interview to the media since February 25? It’s now almost four months since Biden sat down to talk to a journalist, much longer than any other modern president has gone without giving an interview.
President @JoeBiden's drought of one-on-one interviews with the press continues into its fourth month, even amid reports that he's frustrated with his staff for cleaning up after his statements.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 3, 2022
Biden promised to run a transparent administration, but the reality is he talks to the press less often than any other president this century. By this point in his administration, George W. Bush had given 60 interviews, Donald Trump 95, and Barack Obama a staggering 187. Meanwhile, Biden has managed just 23.
The American public doesn’t like presidents who won’t talk to them. Historian Craig Shirley says Americans view communicative presidents like both Roosevelts, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Reagan as successful. The public interprets presidents who don’t open up to voters — Carter, Nixon, and George W. Bush — as failures. With his record so far, Biden is looking perhaps, like the biggest failure of all.
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