Biden Lags Behind His Predecessors in Number of In-Office Interviews, Reports Say

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Since the beginning of his presidency, US President Joe Biden has given only 10 one-on-one interviews, a much lower number than that given by his predecessors Donald Trump and Barack Obama during the same time in office, The Hill counted.
It is 10 months into Biden's presidency and he's given as few as 10 one-on-one interviews with the press. By this time in office, Obama gave over 113 interviews, and Trump sat down with reporter over 50 times, the newspaper said.
One-on-one interviews allow reporters to ask presidents unwanted or uncomfortable questions, forcing them to steer away from the scripted speeches that they give. The outlet suggested that Biden's lack of one-on-one interviews could be a sign of fear of unwanted questions he might be unprepared to answer.
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