Biden ‘too busy’ with pandemic to give press conference: White House

The White House confirmed Friday that President Joe Biden has been “too busy” with the pandemic to bother with giving press conferences so far.

“[T]his President came in during a historic crisis — two historic crises: a pandemic like the country had not seen in decades and decades and an economic downturn that left 10 million people out of work,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday, after a reporter questioned when the president would be holding his first press conference.

“So, I think the American people would certainly understand if the president’s focus and his energy and attention has been on ensuring we secure enough vaccines to vaccinate all Americans, which we will do by the end of May, and in pushing for a rescue plan that will provide direct checks to almost 160 million Americans. That’s where his time, energy has been,” Psaki continued. “In the meantime, he takes questions multiple times a week.”

Biden avoiding the press

Biden has not yet given a formal press conference or an address to Congress since he was elected — and it’s drawing increasing attention from the media.

According to the Washington Examiner, his “15 immediate predecessors” “all held press conferences within their first 33 days.” Former President Donald Trump gave his first press conference 28 days after taking office, according to Fox News. In comparison, Biden is now 45 days in to his term and still has not held a press conference.

In his absence, Psaki has been forced to bear the brunt of reporters’ questions about the Biden agenda, which has resulted in her quite often having to offer excuses and promise to “circle back” later after checking in with the president.

Trump’s former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany weighed in on Biden’s silence on Friday, noting: “Transparency is what he offered, and Joe Biden vowed transparency. Now he’s set a 100-year record for not going to the podium.”

Biden vs. Trump

Certainly, Biden’s reluctance to interact with the press is a far cry from Former President Donald Trump, who was usually quite willing to take questions even from an often hostile media.

Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany weighed in on Biden’s silence on Friday, noting: “Transparency is what he offered, and Joe Biden vowed transparency. Now he’s set a 100-year record for not going to the podium.”

But even Biden can’t stay hidden forever.

Psaki promised Friday that the president will give his first press conference “before the end of the month” — which gives him quite a bit of time to get ready. “[W]e’re working on setting a final date for that. And as soon as we do, we will let you all know,” Psaki told reporters on Friday.

We can’t wait…

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  1. The White House confirmed Friday that President Joe Biden has been “too busy” with the pandemic to bother with giving press conferences so far. For clarification “Pandemic” is a new Nintendo Video game!

    1. LOL! The poor bumbling fool will make a complete and total fool of himself! Would be very entertaining to watch!

    1. TO BUSY LEARNING HIS SCRIPT FOR THE NEXT BABBLING MUMBLING DISJOINTED SPEACH DENOUNCING TRUMP FOR SOMETHING HIS RE-TREAD OBAMY REGIME HAS F***ED UP. LIKE THE PROCURING OF VACCINES, THE DISTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTERING OF THEM… SOMETHING TRUMP GOT DONE IN RECORD TIME AND THE THESE CREEPS TRIED TO SAY THEY DID IT. THE PROOF OF THEIR FAILURES ARE BEING DRAMATICALLY EXPOSED DAILY.

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  3. Aren’t you glad everything is back to “normal”? No transparency, Democrats out of control spending that will surely saddle our great grand children with taxes beyond control, oh yes and don’t forget a border problem that had been nearly eradicated by the previous administration is so out of control that they are letting Covid infected individuals run rampant with no oversight. Oh wait let’s not forget that gas prices raised 18% in less than 1 month of this “normal” administration and have gone even higher since then. Yep, I am SO GLAD HE DOESN”T TWEET OUT MEAN TWEETS! #IWantPresidentTrumpBack

  4. You dems. and Biden admin. are nothing but liars. Give me a friggin break. Biden doesn’t know what the hell he is doing. It is his admin. and Obama and Rice that is telling him what to do and he still fumbles. You are destroying America with your lies. Don’t think american’s don’t know whats going on because we do know. The W.H. doctor is also lying to the american people. He knows and the blood Biden causes to flow is the same blood on the W.H. doctors hands. His wife is committing elder abuse so she can live in the W.H.. She is the worst so called 1st. Lady ever.

  5. He is to busy going in the basement playing video games because his brain is like a 6 yr old. Like he said what am I doing here.

  6. He is too busy wrecking our country ! And—- trying to figure out “ where he is” to be bothered to communicate with anyone but his boss Obama!

  7. What did Biden do to help with the 10,000 lost jobs? Well, he caused at least another 11,000 job loss during his first week in office. America has to wake up and face the fact that Democrats believe “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

  8. Joe is totally out of the picture. Barack Obama is taking his third term. Anybody that voted for Joe Biden got hood winked.

  9. Joe can claim that he came into an economic problem, but remember the pandemic caused many people to be out of work , so he cannot claim that it was all Trump’s fault. Joe and Hunter should shoulder some of the responsibility of the China problems, as they are “on the take” from China and have been. He and his cohorts have blamed Trump and his administration for many things that Obama and Biden created in their 8 years in office.

  10. Too busy taking naps or rubbing all over little girls. Do they think the american people believe he is busy. He has to set down every two minutes or he will fall down. He has to have everything all written down so he can read it and acts like he wrote it himself. That man hasn’t ever done anything and their is no way in hell he is doing anything now.

  11. what a load of CRAP– the only problem with this is that we are better off not listen to the so called president–

  12. The controlling word here is “giving”. Should have used the correct word – “can’t”. Miss President Trump yet? I do.

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