Biden announced the new vaccination goal at the start of his press conference….and then no reporters asked about coronavirus
President Biden didn’t get a single question at his first press conference about the coronavirus pandemic that has been the world’s biggest story for the last year.
Biden did make announcements related to the pandemic at the outset of the press conference, announcing his goal of administering 200 million vaccine shots to Americans by the end of his first 100 days in office.
But no reporters asked him about the pandemic, vaccinations or anything else related to the coronavirus during the more than an hour that Biden fielded questions on immigration, gun control and foreign policy.
Biden took questions from 10 reporters on the filibuster, bipartisanship, withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, his plans to run for reelection and China. The surge of migrants at the southern border was the most popular topic.
White House takes note: Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, seemed to recognize the lack of questions on the pandemic, retweeting several tweets from journalists and political figures that noted the same.