(Right Country) – Just after promising to hold his own daily briefings on the coronavirus outbreak to delay, Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is now missing in action and no one is sure what, exactly, is going on.
Biden’s remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has quickly faded to the background of the primary following a series of key primary victories for Biden, who now appears the be incumbent President Donald Trump’s clear rival in November.
As Biden has struggled to keep up with the modern-day virtual appearances needed to remind Americans he exists as Donald Trump battles the coronavirus crisis front and center.
But the reason his campaign is giving for why Biden hasn’t been particularly successful at reaching voters is particularly bizarre.
HIs ceilings are too low…?
“[This] is the excuse being provided for why [Biden] isn’t being seen during a national emergency,” Current Affairs tweeted.
“A source with knowledge of the campaign said Biden’s team is working on scaling up that infrastructure and dealing with the realities of Biden’s Wilmington home, like the fact that there aren’t particularly high ceilings, which can make lighting a challenge,” it said.
this is the excuse being provided for why biden isn't being seen during a national emergency pic.twitter.com/gmdgBFgyg5
— Current Affairs (@curaffairs) March 22, 2020
Biden’s conspicuous absence from the public spotlight is the talk of the media this week.
“In past week @JoeBiden has only had 1 on-camera public address as COVID escalated. (He spoke for ~6 mins on Tuesday from his home.) He also hosted a tele-town hall w/voters, answered Qs on press call & video chatted w/donors,” CBS political reporter Bo Erickson tweeted Sunday.
“Everything else has been statements ripping POTUS,” Erickson added.
In past week @JoeBiden has only had 1 on-camera public address as COVID escalated. (He spoke for ~6 mins on Tuesday from his home.) He also hosted a tele-town hall w/voters, answered Qs on press call & video chatted w/donors.
Everything else has been statements ripping POTUS.
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) March 22, 2020
During a weekly conference call last week, Biden told reporters that he has big plans for his home studio, so maybe he’s got a plan to overcome his low ceilings. He’s ready to host his own briefings after consulting “experts.”
“I find myself literally on the phone with my key advisers, medical advisers and economic advisers literally four, five hours a day, going through detailed memoranda on what we should be doing,” Biden said.
Meanwhile, President Trump is enjoying stellar approval ratings as he tackles this crisis head-on.
He has been holding daily press briefings to keep the American people abreast of the latest plans to see our nation through this public health and economic disaster.