I think by now we all know that the Biden Administration has gone to great lengths to prevent the President from speaking publicly. From dodging questions to limiting press conferences, it’s clear that the Democrats are doing all they can to keep Biden from embarrassing their party with any more gaffes.
The recent altercation between White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and a reporter is a prime example of the Democrats’ attempts to control the narrative and censor the truth.
When a reporter asked about Biden’s unprecedented lack of pressers and interviews, Psaki responded by saying it was “also unprecedented that a president takes as many shouted questions as this president has.”
To which reporters in the room shouted “no!”, calling her out on her false claim. This disagreement speaks volumes about the Democrats’ efforts to hide Biden’s true record from the public.
According to the University of California Santa Barbara, Biden has held a mere 21 press briefings in his nearly two and a half years in office, while Trump held that many in just his first year.
What’s worse, Biden has granted less than a quarter as many interviews as Trump at the same point in his presidency. When Biden does answer questions, his replies are often very brief, with single-word responses or no response at all. In addition, Biden has been filmed smiling and ignoring questions as his staffers kick the press out of the room.
The Democrats’ attempts to keep Biden from speaking publicly are, quite frankly, an embarrassment. It’s a clear case of political corruption and censorship, designed to prevent the public from hearing the truth about the Biden Administration.
Reporter on Biden not taking questions: "This is not the norm. The norm is we do get an opportunity to ask questions."
KJP: "It is also unprecedented that a president takes as many shouted questions as this president has."
Many reporters in the room tell her that's not true pic.twitter.com/VuuTs4aJYb
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 10, 2023
The Democrats’ actions raise serious questions about their commitment to open dialogue and transparency, and their willingness to let the public know the truth about what’s going on in the White House.
It’s time for the Democrats to stop trying to hide Biden’s record and let the American people decide for themselves.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.