Houdini asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

This Biden Administration is confusing me. Why are they holding the Daily Press Briefing every day? Trump never did that?

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  • Git
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It’s called a DAILY press briefing for a reason.

    Beside, if Trump’s press secretary held a press briefing everyday, she will only report Trump had another great game of golf that day and everyday.

  • 1 month ago

    Trump did for a time until the media starting making so many personal attacks on anyone who was the office of his press secretary that he stopped having the briefing.  There was no reason to have the press abusing and degrading people like that when Trump has his own platform for speaking directly to the people.  Social Media.

    Instead Trump began holding impromptu press briefing personally.  They were conducted whenever he decided to do them.  There were never announced so the press had no time to prepare in advance with trick questions.  He would be walking to Air Force One, for example, and just suddenly stop and take questions for 30, 45 minutes or more.

    He actually spend MORE time answering questions from the press then any recent President.  He did it directly and face to face, not through a spokesperson.

    He also did hold daily briefing at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic with the several doctors and other experts with him.  He stopped those after two months when the press turned on anyone who was willing to work with Trump on the COVID issue attacking them personally.

    Trump saw no reason to allow the press to abuse and degrade others when he had his own platform to speak directly to the people.

  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Biden is keeping the American people informed.  Such a refreshing change to hear facts being presented, no insults being hurled at the press, no obfuscating.  What is also impressive is to hear the press secretary say "I don't know" when asked a question she doesn't have the answer to.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Psaki said Monday to Friday. 

    It’s to be more transparent. Communication is important when you’re trying to end a pandemic. If Biden is forthright with what’s happening, perhaps these idiots that refuses to wear a mask will change their mind when they see how honest Biden is with them. Thanks to trump, most people don’t trust the government. They think they have something to hide. Maybe if the government is more honest, more people will trust it. Americans are strong. We can handle anything. Just be honest about it. 

    Isn’t keeping quiet that got trump to this point in the first place. Didn’t trump say he tried to downplay the virus because he didn’t want to start a panic. 

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A real press conference is good. Trump was not.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We're in a crisis. Biden inherited a crisis. As Obama did, as Trump provided press briefings doing a crisis, and now Biden. They're making an effort to provide regular communication and answer the American people may have. What's there to be confused about? This should be expected during every crisis.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because the media needs to know what their new master has to say and the deep state orders. 

    They will no longer attack a president if Democratic.

  • 1 month ago

    What I find confusing is she isn't lying and insulting people. Kind of refreshing. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    When you have hundreds of lies to disseminate, you need to stay on top of things. 

  • 1 month ago

    The new normal is normal!

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