조 쉘: Biden's the absentee president when it comes to media

President Biden would do more interviews … But Jen Psaki says he’s just too darn busy!

Did you see this exchange at the White House press briefing this week? Let’s look at that packed schedule.

9:30 오전; receive daily briefing. 10:15 오전; deliver a speech on jobs. 12:15 오후; lunch with the Vice President. Five hours later at 5:30 오후; off to Band Camp – sorry, Camp David – for a restful weekend.

소년, I’m exhausted just reading that schedule.

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물론이야, Psaki is insulting your collective intelligence. 다시.

With modern technology, the president can be piped into any newsroom, any channel, big or small, any time!
And on most days, his day is over before the stock market rings the closing bell.

Left: White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, 월요일, 행진 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP 사진 / Evan Vucci) 권리: WASHINGTON, DC - 십일월 23: 우리. President Joe Biden speaks on the economy during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 2워싱턴shingtDC, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Left: White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, 월요일, 행진 22, 2021, 워싱턴. (AP 사진 / Evan Vucci) 권리: 워싱턴, DC – 십일월 23: 우리. President Joe Biden speaks on the economy during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 23, 2021 워싱턴, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Left: AP Photo/Evan Vucci Right: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There’s plenty of time for 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. 대신, the president has done just one local interview in the past several weeks. He’s done just 12 one-on-one interviews since taking office.

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Context!

That chilling threat to press freedom, 도날드 트럼프, had sat down for more than 50 one-on-ones at this point of his presidency.

파일 사진: 우리. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report at the White House in Washington, 우리., 12 월 3, 2021.

파일 사진: 우리. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report at the White House in Washington, 우리., 12 월 3, 2021. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo)

버락 오바마, 이상 100 인터뷰, albeit those of the cotton candy conversation variety.

결과적으로, at least partially, Biden is seen as disconnected with the American people. Canned speeches and running from reporters are having a real impact.

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He looks afraid and lacking in confidence.

But don’t expect things to change for a president who’s just too busy to be held accountable for his actions as, 알 잖아, leader of the free world.

The absentee president. That’s President Biden.

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