The New York Post discovered that President Donald Trump has received 867 more questions from the press than his opponent Joe Biden in the last two months.

That is five times more than Biden.

Granted, Trump has more access to reporters as president:

Trump answered a total of 1,141 questions from a Washington press corps that he maintains is openly hostile to his administration, while Biden responded to just 274 questions from local networks and liberal cable news channels like CNN and MSNBC.

During the week of Aug. 9, the president took 196 questions from journalists while Biden answered just three.

However, evidence also shows that reporters want to ask Biden questions, but he brushes them off.

Chris Wallace of Fox News said that Biden has rejected requests to appear on his Fox News Sunday show since July. Wallace promised he would ask Biden and his campaign every week.

Data also showed that “Biden took zero questions from reporters during an eight-day period in late July and August.”

Biden sat down with People magazine after he introduced Kamala Harris as his running mate “over another nine-day period.”

Biden also tends to not answer questions after his events. Some have speculated his campaign has tried to shut him down after numerous gaffes and once calling a reporter “lying dog face.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Biden in late August. Kemberlee blogged that you could tell Biden read from a script.

Kemberlee made an interesting point: “It’s not just Biden’s inability to get through a softball interview that’s concerning, it’s the media’s complicity in this whole ordeal that’s so gross.”

But Biden was also caught using teleprompters during virtual events. Earlier this month, Biden was caught using a teleprompter during an interview with an AFL-CIO representative:

After the question was asked, you can hear Biden ask someone to “move it up here” in reference to the teleprompter.

Biden then pauses, and answers her question by reading the teleprompter.

Biden spokesman TJ Ducklo dodged questions from Bret Baier about the teleprompter. He said, “We’re not going to – this is straight from the Trump campaign talking points” and that the issue is “trying to distract the American people.”

Plus, the Democrats have tried to stop Biden from debating Trump. Like Ducklo, it’s all because of Trump.

CNN political analyst and former Clinton White House spokesman Joe Lockhart wrote that Biden should not debate Trump. But it’s not because of the gaffes. It has to do with Trump’s “misleading or false statements” so Biden would have to spend the whole time correcting Trump.

Nancy Pelosi said in August, “Don’t tell anybody I told you this. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. But I don’t think there should be any debates.”

Again, not because of the gaffes:

“I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way, but I thought what he did in 2016 was disgraceful, stalking Hillary Clinton like that. I was disappointed that the press didn’t say, “Go back to your station! You’re not here, you don’t own this stage, you have your own podium, she has hers.” I think he’ll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He does that every day. I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about and they’re not to be about the skullduggery on the part of someone who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the democratic process. Why else would he try to undermine the election in the manner in which he is doing?

So, if Joe Biden asked you what I thought about it, I don’t think that he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump. You can ask any questions — both of them — just take their own stage for any number of conversations about any subjects. Hold them accountable. What are they proposing? What is their vision? What is their knowledge? How are they going to get it done? How are they going to connect with the American people? Let that be a conversation with the American people, not an exercise in skullduggery.”

Biden will debate Trump and he will have to face Chris Wallace since he is moderating the first debate.

It will be interesting to see if Harris picks up more interviews than Biden in the upcoming weeks. After all, both have let it slip it will be a Harris administration.

 

 
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