President Joe Biden‘s lack of press conferences has raised questions about the administration’s communications strategy in recent days as some have criticized the Democrat for not being more available to journalists’ questions.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has defended the president’s approach, while former Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who served under Donald Trump, made critical remarks and compared Biden unfavorably to his predecessor. McEnany also suggested that Psaki “does not have faith” in Biden to perform well under questioning.
Biden has been president for more than 40 days but has not yet held a solo press conference. Both former President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had both done so by this point in their presidency. Biden has often taken reporters’ questions during or after events, but has not yet held any formal press conferences.