There’s something to be said of a staff who’s loyal enough to only ever promote the best of their boss, particularly when in the realm of politics.
You know, like how the staff of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower made sure to keep images and video footage of the man to the upper torso after a severe heart attack and a later stroke, which left him reliant on a wheelchair. And how they had a front door put on the Resolute Desk to hide the same wheelchair during press conferences in the Oval Office.
Clearly, doing so kept what some would have perceived as frailty or weakness from the public eye and encouraged the strength and resilience seen in his words and actions. While not only staying loyal to our then-Commander-in-Chief, his staff was also doing a great favor to America both here at home and abroad.
However, I’m not sure that the same could be said of Biden’s staff and his “frailties.”
As you well know, there has been much talk of Biden’s mind not being all there in the recent past. And his few and far between public appearances have only seemed to prove that.
Take Biden’s speech at a Houston vaccination center on Friday, for example. It took him all of a few words before he became confused, disoriented, and began stuttering and fumbling through a list of names he had right in front of him. At one point, he even asked, “What am I doing here?”
And as a result of instances like this, his staff has kept pretty far from the camera and the public eye.
In fact, it has been well over a month now since he took over the White House and the tasks of the Oval Office, and he has yet to have one single press conference.
Yes, his press secretary, Jen Psaki, performs her duties pretty much daily, reporting on a wide array of White House and national issues. However, Biden himself has failed to attend even one or address the nation in his formal capacity as president.
And apparently, that’s not going to change any time soon.
Psaki, on Monday, was asked by a reporter if Biden would be holding his first solo news conference soon, as it has been over a month since the public has seen our national leader or heard from him.
She replied that no such plans for a press conference with the president were in the works or even being considered at this time.
I mean, she pretty much admitted one of two things, if not both: that the newly elected president either has no interest in addressing his citizens or that he is pretty much incapable of doing so.
Donald Trump gave his first solo press conference less than a month from his inauguration day, on February 16, 2017. During that time, he told the nation that he and his staff were doing great things and making “incredible progress.”
Now, whether or not you agreed with his statements, we all have to admit that that kind of talk is good for the public to hear, to be reassured by our Commander-in-Chief that the nation is supposedly doing well.
It’s been said by pretty much everyone, Biden included, that the current president wants to do things very differently than his predecessor. But does that mean he won’t be addressing the people at all?
According to the media, staying hidden and silent worked well for Biden during his campaign and the novel coronavirus pandemic. It gave the impression that he was actually trying to save lives and be responsible regarding the spreading of the disease.
This “strategy” was said to make Trump look rather foolish and unconcerned about the public’s safety. But the campaign is now over, with Biden firmly in the White House. It hardly makes sense to continue this plan.
Besides, with technology being what it is, there are numerous ways Biden could make himself available to the public, should the virus be a concern. Of course, it really shouldn’t be, considering both he and most of his liberal staff have already received their two doses of the vaccine.
It seems the only reasonable explanation is that Biden simply cannot be trusted in front of the camera. And unlike Eisenhower’s issues, this one should be of significant concern to the American people.