So far, President Biden has not been nearly as loquacious as former president Donald Trump. Biden’s Twitter feed is pretty dull and his encounters with the media have been carefully controlled — a question here and there, a CNN-hosted town hall and no full-length presidential news conference yet.
Biden has not held a full-length news conference even though he has been president for 44 days, beating the previous laggard, President George W. Bush, who waited 33 days. (President Barack Obama held his first news conference on his 20th day and Trump on his 27th. Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan all waited less than 10 days before encountering a lengthy grilling from the White House press corps.)
On Wednesday, Biden participated in the House Democratic virtual retreat via video conference. He made some remarks about his coronavirus relief bill and turned the session back to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). “I’m happy to take questions if that’s what you — I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden said. “Whatever you want me to do.”
The White House and House feeds then both ended.
While Biden was poised to take questions from lawmakers, the president faced growing criticism for not holding a formal press conference in the six weeks since taking office.
And it seems that these incidents have become regular at the Biden’s White House.
Joe Biden participated in a roundtable on the “American Rescue Plan” on Friday afternoon.
The roundtable only lasted about 10 minutes because Joe Biden is feeble and can’t handle a full schedule.
After listening to a few people share their stories and discuss how they’ll benefit from the “American Rescue Plan,” Joe Biden pulled out his trusty Covid card.
As soon as Biden told the participants that it was time for Q & A, the White House cut the live feed from YouTube and Periscope for a second time this week.
“I’m gonna ask some questions now and the press is going to leave and I’m gonna get more personal with you if I can,” Biden said as the White House cut the feed.
Biden feed cut mid sentence again yesterday 😂 pic.twitter.com/FpLHXA4mu3
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) March 6, 2021
Footage from White House YouTube:
The rare instances where Biden does take questions are often limited to queries from pre-selected reporters.
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