Reporters apparently erupted as once again President Joe Biden refused to take any questions from the media. There is real reason for concern.
President Joe Biden has held the fewest press conferences in the history of press conferences. According to the American Presidency Project, Biden has held only 10 formal news conferences since taking office in January 2021. This is fewer than any other president in the past 100 years.
Biden’s press avoidance is a sharp contrast to his predecessor, Donald Trump, who held an average of 25 news conferences per year. Trump’s frequent press conferences were a source of both controversy and entertainment, and they often generated headlines and social media buzz.
Biden’s press avoidance has been met with criticism from both the left and the right. Some Democrats have argued that Biden is not doing enough to communicate with the American people, while some Republicans have accused him of being afraid to face tough questions.
Biden’s press avoidance is likely due to a number of factors. One factor is that Biden is simply not as comfortable in front of the cameras as Trump was. Biden is known for being gaffe-prone, and he may be concerned about making a mistake in front of the press.
You only need to look at his most recent interview on MSNBC to see how bad the president responds to even simple questions.
Another factor is that Biden is facing a number of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and rising inflation. Biden may be reluctant to hold press conferences because he does not want to be grilled about these issues.
Whatever the reason, Biden’s press avoidance is a problem. The president is supposed to be the public face of the government, and he needs to be willing to answer questions from the press. Biden’s press avoidance is making it difficult for the American people to hold him accountable.
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