The Washington Post reports that since last week’s debate, former Vice President Joe Biden has not used any forum to explain what he would do differently than President Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic and his fellow Democrats are freaking out the President Trump is getting all the attention in this crisis.
Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and national co-chair for the Sanders campaign tweeted:
Serious question: Where is Joe Biden?
Biden defended himself in a media call saying he spent four to five hours a day on the phone with medical and economic advisers going over detailed memorandums on “what they should be doing.” He said, “My whole focus has basically been how we deal with this crisis.”
But Brank Marcetic of Jacobin says the Democratic challenger should be, “exuding a sense of calm, stability, and competence, to convey ‘presidentialness’… [and] communicating with the public as much as possible, providing reassurance and guidance while denying the president a monopoly of the airwaves.”
While President Trump is leading and helping the country through this crisis, Biden has been out of the spotlight, not doing any media events or interviews. He has essentially vanished. As Marcetic says, “Instead of outlining bold, specific proposals to deal with the crisis … [he] prefers to criticize Republicans and issue vague calls for action and results.”
The longer Biden is silent, the deeper a hole he digs for himself in the general election.
Watch the video as Tim Pool explains why Democrats are demanding President Trump have fewer press briefings.