White House Press Sec. Psaki Says Joe Biden Has No Free Time to Think, Data Suggests Otherwise
"If he were standing here today…he would say we never give him any free time or any time to think, and that's probably true".
Biden returning from 8-day stayin Delaware, split between his homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington. His longest stay in Delaware to date. As Pres, he has spent all or part of 95 days in DE.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 3, 2022
The news comes amid accusations by critics that POTUS is avoiding interviews with major US outlets and ignoring questions from reporters during briefings. Biden's relationship with the media has been somewhat cold. He's so far given 18 interviews, compared to 89 for his predecessor Donald Trump and 141 for his ally Barack Obama.
The White House has dismissed the accusations, saying that the president has had a "packed schedule" and pointed to the impromptu sessions with the press Biden's held on a regular basis.