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A infografia mostra o número de conferências de imprensa, entrevistas e sessões informais de perguntas e respostas dos últimos seis presidentes dos EUA.
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POLÍTICA

Conferências de imprensa de Biden são raras

By Jordi Bou

January 19, 2022 - O Presidente Biden responde à imprensa apenas pela segunda vez a solo na Casa Branca ao iniciar o seu segundo ano de mandato. No final do primeiro ano no cargo, Joe Biden deu menos conferências de imprensa e participou em menos entrevistas que os seus cinco antecessores imediatos na mesma altura das suas presidências.

Biden has given only nine formal press conferences – six solo and three jointly with visiting foreign leaders, according to Towson University and the White House Transition Project. He has participated in 22 media interviews.

President Joe Biden’s approach to U.S. media is a stark contrast to Donald Trump’s vicious rhetoric. However, White House reporters and media watchdogs have been increasingly critical about access to Biden, pointing to his lack of formal press conferences and sit-down interviews with media outlets.

Former President Donald Trump, who regularly pilloried the media, did 92 interviews in his first year in office, more than two dozen of those with friendly interlocutors at Fox News. But Trump also held lengthy sessions with ABC News, The Associated Press, the New York Times, Reuters and other outlets whose coverage he impugned throughout his presidency.

The White House typically defends access to Biden by pointing to the dozens of times he takes questions after scripted events and when departing the White House when travelling. But those exchanges are typically brief and do not allow for follow-up questions.

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PUBLISHED: 18/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News
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