We thought we held some really low expectations for President Biden, but maybe CNN’s Jake Tapper has us beat. It’s not just right-wing media that has reported on the fact that Biden has gone the longest for any president in the past 100 years before giving a formal press conference. Now, Biden has a press conference scheduled, and Tapper’s guess as to why is to shut people up about not holding press conferences.
.@PressSec: President Biden will hold a formal press conference on the afternoon of Thursday, March 25th.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 16, 2021
I don't get it. Is it gonna take that long to charge up his batteries?
Why announce a presser nine days from now? This isn't something one usually has to get locked in on the calendar. The networks will cover it even a day's notice. https://t.co/Ywv8KI88jk
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) March 16, 2021
To stop people from talking about how he won’t put a news conference on the calendar
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 16, 2021
Yeah, maybe the journalists at CNN will stop clamoring for press access to a president who’s been in office two months.
The job of a journalist is to protect Democrats. https://t.co/QkZwpmkRYJ
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) March 16, 2021
And right on Cue…5 mins later.
Tapper the "journalist" is there to defend. https://t.co/NSG2IszeHs
— Dusty Roads??? (@DMccappin) March 16, 2021
DNC Mouthpiece Jake Tapper running comms for the White House: https://t.co/3smzrnnhL4
— Andrew Amarone (@andrew_amarone) March 16, 2021
D-CNN with the assist. pic.twitter.com/y3VGBc8ve1
— Captain Solo (@captainsolo53) March 16, 2021
Thanks for clearing that up Press Sec Tapper
— Isaac Taylor (@taylorarabs) March 16, 2021
why are you so bitter? i don't recall you having this kind of attitude towards trump…is that because he gave you good ratings? https://t.co/ihotfwGUHp
— ★ (@motivatefenty) March 16, 2021
Jake's entire purpose is to serve his party https://t.co/HJVZj3hsEn
— Jack Travis (@JackTravisLAPD) March 16, 2021
— J (@ARaised_Eyebrow) March 16, 2021
And that's really all that's important here. Thank you Jake.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 16, 2021
Yes Jake. Go ahead. Make this whole thing normal and make us right wingers the crazy ones. https://t.co/BUrFfGAmCb
— Joseph Torres (@JTRocker99) March 16, 2021
At least the press have 9 days to get the questions & answers ready for him. Amirite Jake??!! ?
— Veezus (@TheRealVeezus) March 16, 2021
It’s interesting because Tapper’s being hit from both sides — all the progressives in his responses are angry with the media — including Tapper — for making such a big deal out of Biden not holding a press conference. He’s busy!
‘We aren’t here just to satisfy the media’: Rep. James Clyburn explains why President Biden hasn’t given a press conference https://t.co/tkC5r0uhii
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 10, 2021