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Biden Gives Fewest Number of Interviews of Any President in 40 Years

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  • 05/07/2024
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To the surprise of no one, Joe Biden constantly hiding from the press has led to him setting a record for having given the fewest interviews of any president in four decades. 

According to Just the News:

During his first year as president, Biden sat for 28 interviews, compared to Trump’s 95 and Barack Obama’s 162 over the same period of time in their respective presidencies, according to the White House Transition Project.

This year, Biden skipped the traditional presidential pre-Super Bowl interview after declining to participate in it last year.

During his first three years as president, Biden has given 89 interviews, compared to Trump’s 300, Obama’s 422, George W. Bush’s 135, Bill Clinton’s and George H.W. Bush’s 168 each, and Ronald Reagan’s 189 by the same point in their presidencies, according to the White House Transition Project’s Martha Joynt Kumar.

By late May 2022, Biden had gone 100 consecutive days without a sit-down media interview.

During a recent appearance on The View, even Jen Psaki circled back to call on Biden to do more interviews - though it seemed to be so that could be used as an excuse to give fewer disastrous press conferences.  

“The benefit of the media environment right now - there’s a lot of challenges, but I’m going to start with the optimistic side - is that there are so many choices,” Psaki said.

“When you’re communicating from the White House, I mean respect for freedom of speech and freedom of the press is important, but you’re also just really trying to communicate with the American people, right? So my view is he should come on ‘The View’ before he does a press conference,” she continued, pandering to the show she’s on. 


Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros

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