Joe Biden is struggling to break free from the “gilded cage” of the White House.
“President Joe Biden expressed his frustration on Wednesday at being trapped in the White House, unable to travel and speak directly to the American people,” according to Breitbart News.
“The president spoke with reporters for 112 minutes during a rare solo press conference at the White House,” reports Breitbart News.
In fact, it was only the second time he’s done this in the entire first year of his presidency.
“Biden was confronted by NBC News reporter Kristen Welker who said during a visit to South Carolina, black voters she spoke to had written off his efforts on voting rights as a ‘last-minute PR push,'” reported Breitbart News.
Biden appeared visibly disappointed to hear the news and said the coronavirus pandemic and Washington politics have prevented him from connecting with people.
“I find myself in a situation where I don’t get a chance to look people in the eye, because of both COVID and things that are happening in Washington, to be able to go out and do the things that I’ve always been able to do pretty well: connect with people, let them take a measure of my sincerity, let them take a measure of who I am,” the President said.
“Biden has previously spoken about his frustrations of being trapped in the White House,” reports Breitbart News, “despite his frequent weekend trips home to Delaware.”
“It’s a little like a gilded cage, in terms of being able to — but walk outside and do things,” Biden said in March.
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