President Joe Biden’s recent comments at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner have drawn criticism from conservative supporters.
During his speech, the President joked about his lack of public appearances and the fact that he rarely takes questions from the press.
The joke was met with laughter from the media in attendance, but the comments have been seen as an insult to the press and have raised concerns about transparency on the part of the administration.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas pointed out that the media laughed “because they are on” Biden’s team, and Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, slammed the President for “mocking the press.”
The lack of media access has been a major concern for Republicans, who believe the President is avoiding unscripted questions from the press.
The New York Times reported that Biden has held the fewest news conferences of any president since Ronald Reagan, with only 24 press conferences under his belt.
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