As expected, the mention of Donald Trump at the White House Press Briefing sent reporters into a frenzy. President Biden has described Trump as a danger to the country, but reporters wanted to know if Biden is following his words and actions.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was in a difficult position since discussing anything to do with a future election violates the Hatch Act. The reporters persisted in their pursuit of a straightforward answer, but Jean-Pierre tried to evade the questions.
It’s no surprise that the Biden administration is reluctant to talk about Trump. After all, he remains the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024. But that doesn’t mean Biden can just ignore him. Trump’s policies and actions have had a significant impact on the country, and it’s essential to know whether Biden is following in his footsteps.
The press briefing was chaotic, with reporters trying to get a straight answer out of Jean-Pierre. But she danced around the questions, refusing to speak about the 2024 election.
The American people deserve to know where their president stands on the issues. Biden cannot just ignore Trump and pretend he doesn’t exist. The country needs leadership, and Biden needs to step up and answer these questions.