President Biden held fewer press conferences than any of his five predecessors in the first year
President Joe Biden has given fewer press conferences and interviews in his first year than any of his five most recent predecessors, according to a report published Sunday by The Associated Press.
Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George HW Bush all held more press conferences in their first year than Biden.
“As Biden completes his first year in the White House, he has held fewer press conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their presidency, and participated in fewer media interviews than any of his recent predecessors,” the AP article said, “The dynamic has the White House questioning whether Biden, who has sworn to have the most transparent administration in the country’s history, fails to draw the curtain on the functioning of its administration and to miss opportunities to explain its program. ”
President Biden conducted 22 media interviews and held nine official press conferences. Former President Trump, on the other hand, had held 22 press conferences at this point in his term and had also been interviewed by the media 92 times in his first year.
Ronald Reagan was the only president in recent memory to hold fewer freshman press conferences than Biden, but Reagan’s freshman year was cut short when he was shot by John Hinckley Jr. in March 1981 – just two months later. have taken an oath.
Reagan conducted 59 interviews in 1981, according to AP analysis.
According to an MSNBC/Change Research poll, President Biden now has a 44% approval rating and a 56% disapproval rating.
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