President Biden jokes with schoolchildren about avoiding the media

President Joe Biden visited an elementary school Monday, where he jokingly revealed his strategy about avoiding questions from the media, Mediaite reports

When the students asked about what it is like to be president, he offered some interesting words that sounded more like reality than what he intended to be a joke.

“You know, when you’re president, see all these people here? They’re with you all the time,” Biden said.

Kind of true

“They get to ask you all kinds of questions and you try to figure out how you can avoid answering them sometimes.”

While Biden was clearly joking around with the kids, his words sound very close to his current practices. The president has been criticized throughout his presidency for avoiding the media and refusing to take questions.

Even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki previously admitted, “Biden taking impromptu reporter questions is ‘not something we recommend.’”

Avoiding blunders

Of course, one major reason why many believe Biden doesn’t take many questions from reporters — at least questions that aren’t pre-scripted — is that his gaffes immediately go viral on social media, which is never a good look for an already struggling administration.

Many believe that the 78-year-old president’s cognitive faculties have rapidly declined over the past year, including former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX).

Comedy is often close to reality. In Biden’s case, the line between the two is often blurred, including in his joke to the elementary students on Monday.

It’s sad that America has a president in office who even jokes about avoiding the media, and it’s a blatant contradiction to his 2020 campaign promise of making transparency with the American public a top priority.

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