- White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden’s communication style on Monday.
- Biden “does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories,” Psaki said.
- The comments came after a GOP senator criticized Biden’s use of social media by quoting a Politico article.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday defended President Joe Biden’s style of communication after a Republican senator used a Politico article on the president’s limited use of social media to question Biden’s leadership ability.
“I can confirm that the President of the United States is not spending his time tweeting conspiracy theories,”
Psaki’s comments were in response to GOP Senator John Cornyn’s tweeted excerpt from a Politico article calling Biden’s tweets “unimaginably conventional.”
“The president does not do cable news interviews,” Cornyn tweeted, quoting the Politico article. “Tweets from his account are limited, and when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has chosen fewer sit-in interviews with mainstream businesses and journalists.”
Cornynalso also suggested that Biden’s messaging strategy undermines his leadership and tweets: “Invites the question: is he really responsible?”
Psaki pushed the claim back Monday, saying Biden “spends his time working on behalf of the American people.”
The city’s media interaction has largely consisted of participating in occasional one-on-one conversations, answering reporters’ questions after public events, and sending tweets from his @POTUS account about his administration’s work. He held his first presidential conference last month.
The bid’s approach differs markedly from Trump, who routinely made presidential announcements via late tweets and often appeared on cable TV channels, especially Fox News. Trump would also use Twitter to attack his political rivals and drum up support from his base.
Towards the end of his presidency, Trump used social media to spread false claims and conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. Twitter and Facebook eventually banned Trump from their platforms in response to the former president’s role in the Capitol uprising, as shards of his supporters stormed the building.