(HorizonPost.com) – On the 20th day after he took office, President Barack Obama held his first face-to-face press conference with the media. For President Donald Trump, it was the 27th day. On March 3, 2021, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel took to Twitter, noting Joe Biden was at day 42 [and still counting], and asked, “why is he so afraid of answering questions?”
It’s been 42 days and Joe Biden still refuses to hold a press conference.
Why is he so afraid of answering questions?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 3, 2021
The question has been floating around media sites, as well, and the Associated Press ran an article quoting well-known political analyst Frank Sesno as saying, in part, that Biden is not an accomplished speaker or comfortable with spontaneous, unrehearsed interactions. Sesno noted, “He rambles.”
During the 2020 campaign season, Biden once described himself as a “gaffe machine,” which could indicate why his staff may have a hand in keeping him away from the podium longer than any president in the past 100 years.
Joe Biden says, "I guarantee you, I will be totally transparent in terms of my health and all aspects of my health … I'll take responsibility. I'll acknowledge my mistakes when I make them, and I'll level with the American people" pic.twitter.com/zGr0gkNk7u
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 10, 2020
During the run-up to the election, he also made several promises to be transparent and let the American people know what’s going on. Perhaps when he made those promises, he meant that he would be like Casper the Friendly Ghost?
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