At this point, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush had all held press conferences in their respective presidencies, but Joe Biden had never spoken to the press.
McEnany warned the press about Biden
In a new interview on Monday, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News that she saw this coming and even warned the press about it.
“I actually warned some of the reporters in the press corps,” McEnany said. “In the dwindling days of the Trump administration, he didn’t expose as much press every day as he walked [Marine One] or these press conferences. “
“I said to the correspondents,” You get a little taste of what it’s going to be like in the Biden administration, “she added.” I said I wouldn’t expect to see much of him. We haven’t. We are still waiting for this solo press conference, we are still waiting for the day, apparently until the end of the month. “
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McEnany slams Biden for missing press conferences
This came days after McEnany told Fox Business that Biden’s lack of press conferences was “exceptional” but “not unprecedented”.
“You will remember … the ‘basement strategy’ is what he used on the campaign,” she said, referring to then-candidate Biden, who was making press out of his basement. “It took him about 50 days and only asked questions twice. And when he did, they were hand-picked questions. “
McEnany added that she believes it is Biden’s staff that are keeping him out of the press.
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“I think his staff doesn’t believe that he can stand on the podium and hold a press conference like President Trump has often done,” she said.
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“I don’t think President Biden is saying, ‘I don’t want to do this. I think it’s those around him who realize when he speaks that things don’t always go as well as when you call Republicans “Neanderthals” as he did recently in the Oval Office, ”added McEnany.
In the end, McEnany believes Biden’s staff are trying to protect him by delaying when he speaks to the press.
“The pressure increases when you even have left-wing outlets asking him to do so,” she said.
This piece was written by James Samson on March 9th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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