DC Press Corps Left Speechless By Biden COVID Response
March 25, 2021
In truly stunning fashion, the DC press corps could not muster a single question to ask President Biden in his press conference about the COVID-19 pandemic that has raged for over a year and is a top concern for the American people.
Politico: “During the first news conference of his presidency, Joe Biden was never asked about the defining crisis of this generation and, in all likelihood, his time in office. Over the course of 62 minutes on Thursday, the Covid-19 pandemic never arose, except for in the president’s remarks at the start of the event, touting the accomplishments his administration has made in the U.S.’s yearlong fight.”
65 days ago, conventional wisdom was that the “defining challenge” for the Biden administration would be how he handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
NBC News: “Nothing he will say in his inaugural address and no executive order he will issue in his first days will be more important than achieving his goal of injecting 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days as president.”
Associated Press: “For Biden, beating back the pandemic is a defining challenge of his presidency, testing his central promise to the American people that he can better manage the outbreak than his predecessor.”