It seems we have come full circle. Our last president was constantly in the news, giving interviews, and letting his thoughts be known through twitter. Now we have a hermit president that is basically a recluse. Each time he decides to talk to the nation, or the press, he is following his script like a bad elementary school actor. He does such a bad job that he even reads what he isn’t supposed to. I am surprised he isn’t reading his name before the sentences, but I am sure they figured out quickly they can only put his lines on the cards or teleprompter.
The worst part of the whole dumpster fire is the media isn’t even pressuring the Biden administration on his lack of communication. They are just getting in line and doing whatever Joe wants.
Since he became President, he has only given 10 one-on-one interviews. 10!! This is a terribly low number, but Joe is also really low energy. Obama did 113 interviews in the same timeline and Trump did over 50. But Joe seems to be like the crazy uncle you have that has to stay hidden in the basement and not allowed out when people are visiting because you never know what he’ll say.
Even Democrats are seeing this as a problem. One top strategist says they know why his staff is doing this, they want to keep him carefully scripted. Although they know that is not the best thing, they know crazy uncle Joe could say something wild and offensive. Another democrat strategist said he can get off message so unscripted environments are not the best way for him to communicate. Joe should be thanking the Coronavirus since he was able to hide during almost the entire election season in his basement. The Coronavirus saved him from himself and prevented the voters from really listening to this bumbling nut. But in all reality, we can all get off topic when unscripted, but this guy is such a mess they won’t even give him the opportunity.
How mentally sharp is he? He is the oldest President to ever take office at 78 years old. If he wants to assuage these claims of his lack of sharpness, he should complete a physical and cognitive exam. Staying hidden in the White House isn’t the solution and the shrew Jen Psaki as Press Secretary is not helping things.
I suppose a lot of one-on-one interviews aren’t needed when the administration, economy, and world are doing so well. Oh wait, they are a mess. Now would be the time to try and unify people, communicate his message, and move the Country forward, but his ivy league woke staff are propping him up like Weekend at Bernie’s. The worst part is we are living in Weekend at Biden’s, and it hasn’t even been a year yet.
Citation: “Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews” – https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/577020-biden-giving-stiff-arm-to-press-interviews?rl=1