On Friday, Democrat President Joe Biden set a new record by going 100 consecutive days without having a sit-down interview with the media – a number not previously reached in the modern history of the presidency.
As noted by The Washington Examiner, the “president was last interviewed by a member of the press on Feb. 10, when NBC’s Lester Holt spoke to him ahead of Super Bowl LVI. Since then, Biden has held press conferences and taken questions from individual reporters but has not conducted any extended interviews.”
According to Republican National Committee spokeswoman Emma Vaughn, the interview avoidance contradicts Biden’s promises to run a transparent administration.
“One hundred days without a press interview underscores how little Biden cares to answer for struggling Americans seeking solutions to the crises he created,” Vaughn said. “This milestone is yet another pitiful mark on Biden’s long list of failures.”
The 100 day gap interviews follows a pattern that Biden began after taking office when he took a record 64 days to conduct his first formal press conference – 2 days away from doubling the previous record of 33 days.
“Biden’s interview frequency falls short of his predecessors, with just 23 conducted since taking office. At this point in their tenures, President Donald Trump had taken part in 95 interviews, while President Barack Obama reached a scorching 187 — more than eight times as many as Biden,” The Washington Examiner reported. “The current president’s pace to date is also well shy of George W. Bush (60 interviews), Bill Clinton (64), George H.W. Bush (70), and Ronald Reagan (78).”