“Bunker Mentality”: Biden Has Done 5x FEWER Interviews Than Donald Trump

(RoyalPatriot.com )- Remember how the Democrats were obsessed with the idea that former President Donald Trump didn’t pay the media enough respect? Well, The Daily Wire crunched the numbers, and it turns out the Trump paid so much more respect to the media than Biden has done over the last 10 months.

The Daily Wire compared the number of times that former President Donald Trump gave interviews to the press during his first year in office with the number of interviews given by President Joe Biden, and it isn’t even close.

Biden has only given 10 fairly extensive interviews with journalists – all friendly journalists, of course – which is significantly fewer than Trump ever did. In fact, it’s around six times less than the former president at this point in his presidency.

It’s even more stark when you compare it to the number of interviews given by former President Barack Obama. In just 10 months, Obama completed some 131 interviews with the press, according to CBS former White House reporter Mark Knoller.

It’s also a drop since Biden was the vice president. By October of 2009, then-Vice President Joe Biden had done roughly double the number of interviews than he has done at this point in his presidency.

Politico reported that Biden’s dramatic reduction in interview hours represents a sort of “bunker mentality” – which is hardly surprising, given he spent most of the presidential election in his basement.

“But the lack of interviews reflects the bunker mentality this White House has taken with the media — particularly the extensive back-and-forths where reporters can follow-up, push, and prod. Biden has been especially wary of talking to print publications; he has yet to do an interview with reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, or Reuters,” Politico reported.

So, why isn’t the media calling out President Joe Biden for failing to give them the attention and time they expect?