President Biden is on the verge of creating a new historical low when it comes to his aversion to holding press conferences.
With only joint press conferences with foreign leaders under his belt, Biden has only furthered the accusations of his reluctance to be transparent and accountable to the American people.
The editorial board of The Washington Post released an article titled “Why is President Biden afraid of news conferences?” where they pointed out the harm caused by Biden’s hesitance to interact with the media.
The article notes that only Presidents Nixon and Reagan have had fewer press conferences than Biden over the past century.
This is in sharp contrast to former President Trump, who held over 202 press conferences in his first two years of office, and former President Obama, who held 275.
It’s not just the number of press conferences that Biden has avoided, but also his habit of calling on pre-selected reporters during rare interactions with the media.
This was especially apparent when he was caught with a cheat sheet of a question from a Los Angeles Times reporter during one of his rare press conferences.
The editorial board of The Washington Post implored the president to hold more conferences with the press to promote public accountability and instill confidence in his administration.
The board concluded by saying that as he runs for a second term, Biden should be eager to show that he can handle all aspects of the job.
It’s time for Biden to face the music and prove to the American people that he is not afraid of the press. The media is not his enemy, and it’s time for him to start acting like it.
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