Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany isn’t surprised that President Biden hasn’t held a solo press conference despite having been in office for more than six weeks.
She called his actions “extraordinary” but “not unprecedented” on FOX Business’ “Varney and Co.”
“You’ll recall… the ‘basement strategy’ is what he employed on the campaign trail,” she told host Stuart Varney, referring to then-candidate Biden doing press from his basement. “He went something like 50 days and he only took questions twice. And when he did, they were hand-picked questions.”
Biden’s immediate predecessor, Donald Trump, held his first news conference on Feb. 16, 2017, while Barack Obama held his first news conference on Feb. 9, 2009.