“The president is not doing cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews with mainstream outlets and reporters.”

So, the best way to indicate that you’re “really in charge” is to, amongst different issues, cease sending “limited” tweets out of your account which can be “unimaginably conventional”?

Does that method sound like anybody you realize? Like, possibly the final President? You know, the one who misplaced his reelection bid, left workplace with a 34% approval rating and botched the dealing with of a pandemic as a result of he tried to play politics with each side of it?
Here’s the factor: As a journalist, I want Biden have been doing extra interviews and information conferences. (Note: The President waited far longer than his rapid predecessors to carry his first information convention in workplace; he finally did so in late March.)

But his not doing so is sort of clearly the results of a strategic choice. Biden desires to be — in nearly each method — the anti-Donald Trump. That very a lot consists of the best way — and when and the way typically — he communicates with the American public. (Sidebar: Biden can be not the very best at pondering on his ft amid press conferences and interviews, so his lack of a continuing TV or social media presence can be doubtless geared toward defending him from main flubs.)

You can completely criticize Biden for not being as out there to the media or as clear in his decision-making as reporters all the time hope politicians are.

But to counsel, as Cornyn did, that Biden’s lack of aggressive tweeting — in addition to paucity of media interviews — is one way or the other an indication that he is not actually “in charge” (regardless of the heck which means) is method out of bounds.

It additionally means that Trump, who was (as even his allies would acknowledge) a whirling dervish of chaos and contradiction throughout his time within the White House, was one way or the other in command as a result of, uh, he tweeted loads of loopy stuff?

The Point: There’s loads for Republicans to go after Biden on. That he doesn’t tweet and act like Trump in workplace ain’t one in all them.



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