Biden campaign: More press access doesn’t work out the way his team would hope
Joe Biden is set to glide to Election Day with minimal confrontation from the press.
From Aug. 31 to Oct. 13, Biden answered 365 questions from the press, according to the Trump campaign — less than half as many questions as President Trump, who answered 753. Biden’s campaign has not disputed those numbers.
While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Biden’s campaign to limit in-person activities as a safety measure, it also gave it a convenient excuse to limit access to the Democratic presidential nominee.
On the rare occasion Biden holds a press conference, he calls on reporters from a list created by his staff. He’s succeeded in refusing to give a straight answer about what he thinks of court-packing.
From the perspective of the Biden campaign, there is little incentive to put Biden in the spotlight when he leads Trump in the polls, especially