President Joe Biden is proving to be the elusive unicorn, barely showing his face in public or press conferences. The Washington Post Editorial Board has openly criticized him and his team, stating that they are afraid to answer questions from the unbiased media.
Washington Post Grills Biden For Hiding From The Press: 'What Are You Afraid Of?' https://t.co/Jg06pOfpU1
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) May 9, 2023
“President Biden hasn’t dropped the microphone; he appears to have lost it,” the editors of the Post sarcastically note, pointing out that the President has yet to hold a solo press conference all year.
The President seemed to acknowledge his efforts to avoid the mainstream media at the White House Correspondents Dinner by joking, “In a lot of ways, this dinner sums up my first two years in office. I’ll talk for 10 minutes, take zero questions and cheerfully walk away.”
Even when the President is visible, he is seen accompanied by other world leaders or cabinet secretaries, which gives him the perfect opportunity to avoid questions or deflect them. When reporters asked for his comment on a recent bill passed, his team was seen shuffling them out of the room.
During a recent event with the South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, the President was even seen carrying notes with advance questions that he would be asked by a reporter in a separate interview. It’s clear that he needs to script his conversations ahead of time.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has had a difficult task, trying to defend a boss who promised a “transparent, open” relationship with the media. The White House had initially claimed that Biden had taken more questions from the media than his three predecessors combined – a laughable claim that only proves how little interaction Biden has had – only to backtrack by considering including “question-and-answer” sessions.
The truth is clear; the American people are being kept in the dark by Joe Biden and his team. It’s evident that he and his administration are scared stiff of answering off-the-cuff questions from the media, let alone the public. It’s time for them to start answering tough questions, or they should stay hidden for good and resign before it’s too late.