Joe’s not getting too many phone calls from Democrats in tight races —in fact, most prefer he stay away altogether. The President’s low approval rating and unpopular policies are more hurtful than helpful at this point.
On Thursday afternoon, one reporter asked Joe about his light campaigning schedule with midterms approaching.
“John Fetterman is going to appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you. Why?” a reporter asked.
“That’s not true. There have been 15! Count, kid, count! Alright?” the president responded.
“Okay, and are there going to be even more?” the reporter pressed.
“Yeah!” Biden said, clearly irritated.
From Fox News:
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre played defense for Biden’s campaigning calendar on Monday. Reporters pressed her on whether candidates in swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio had requested an appearance from the president.
Biden was scheduled for a private meeting with Fetterman earlier in the week, but it was changed to a public appearance.
“[Biden] has plans to be in Pennsylvania and Florida, but behind closed doors with two of the Democratic candidates,” a reporter told Jean-Pierre at the briefing. “There’s a White House office of political affairs. Have they been getting phone calls from candidates in some of those other states — Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan — to say, we’d love to have the president come?”
“I don’t have any calls to read out,” Jean-Pierre responded. “We don’t have any calls or personal conversations to read out.”
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