As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Video || Obama Jokes: “I Love Press Conferences”

Thought this was kind of funny.

Of course, he hates speaking to the press. George W. Bush, whom I also covered, didn’t like it either, and stayed away as often as he could.

Bill Clinton, whose last few years I covered, loved press conferences – except during the Lewinsky scandal, when he stopped talking to the free pressĀ – and was really good at them.

Because he loves attention. In fact, during the last years of his presidency, in the post-Monica era, I heard reporters complain that they couldn’t get away from Bill Clinton. He took questions every time he appeared in public. He’d drop by the press cabin during Air Force One flights and wear everyone out. There were times I was afraid people were going to run out of things to ask him.

And then there was George H.W. Bush, whom I didn’t cover. He held 56 solo press conferences in the first two years of his presidency alone, nearly three times as many as Obama during the same period and eight times as many as his son.

A lot of good it did him.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

12 Responses to Video || Obama Jokes: “I Love Press Conferences”

  1. He is terrified of the press.
    So was Bush W.
    That’s why they have people like Dana and Josh to run interference for them.

    Any one of us that comment on this site could take him to task on a variety of issues.

    These press conferences are nothing more than a lecture to the press, and the American People.

  2. Yes, kind of funny. But he is such a good liar, 99% of the people who elected him twice will swear he is telling the truth there, not joking.

  3. He finally has something to talk about thanks to a Crony Court and his illegal maneuvers to eke out a legacy for himself. The WH Press Corps(e) will give him a past until he finally vacates the premises.