Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is slowly restarting his physical campaign activities, but in recent days, many have noted that he has not held a press conference in roughly three months.
During an interview on Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday,” Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders was pressed on the lack of a press conference.
She responded, “To be clear, Vice President Biden does interviews, takes questions from the press regularly.”
She continued, “Just because we’re campaigning virtually does not mean we are not meeting actual voters across the country. Vice President Biden has campaigned in Michigan and Florida. Dr. [Jill] Biden has campaigned in Colorado and Texas. So the reality is what we have been doing is following CDC guidelines.”
When pressed on the lack of a news conference, Sanders said the campaign takes “pride in prioritizing local media.”
“And so the vice president is doing local media interviews, he’s doing national media interviews, and he is taking questions from reporters,” she added.
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When pressed on President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Biden has not participated in many public events over the last three months because he has health isssues, Sanders fired back, “This is just despicable.”
“The fact that folks are parroting this unfounded salacious lie from the president and his campaign that vice president Biden isn’t up to the challenge, he’s absolutely up to it. He’s absolutely up to it. Vice President Biden would tell you if he were sitting right here that he can’t wait to see Donald Trump on the debate stage and he can’t wait to campaign with him.”
“I just find it interesting that folks continue to parrot these lines from the Trump campaign, but it is Donald Trump who stood at the White House press podium and suggested Americans should ingest bleach to clear themselves of the coronavirus,” she added.