After campaigning for and winning the presidency from his basement, President Biden is now hiding in the White House from the press.
According to the New York Post:
President Biden has conducted fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their time in the White House and has given fewer media interviews than six of them did, according to a story on Sunday.
The president has done 22 interviews with the media and held nine formal news conferences – six solo and three with visiting foreign leaders – an analysis by Martha Joynt Kumar, a professor at Town University and director of the White House Transition Project, found, the Associated Press reported . . .
Former President Donald Trump sat down for 92 interviews in his first year in the White House, mainly with Fox News, but also with ABC News, the New York Times, the Associated Press and Reuters . . .
Biden has only given three print interviews.
But the analysis found that the president more frequently fields questions during his public appearances than his predecessors, pausing to answer reporters’ queries before he boards Marine One when he’s coming or going from the White House and at photo-ops.
But the occasions don’t allow for robust questioning.