Former Biden Aide Gives Insight Into WH Response

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On August 7, 2023, former Jill Biden press aide Michael LaRosa gave an interview, and for a few moments, he went “off script.”

During an exchange with Fox News “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz, LaRosa, who was also a special assistant to President Biden, said that the President has a bunker mentality about the press.

Kurtz: But in general, I’m always just so taken by the fact that the current President of the United States operates in such a low key manner. We don’t hear from him on weekends. He often has statements put out where you could go in front of the cameras. What’s up with that?

LaRosa: Look, I do… I think it’s a problem. I think they live in a bunker mentality often, they treat the press as a threat, as a hazard and not as an opportunity and President Trump uses it the opposite way, and that’s beneficial to him.

 

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy caught up with the President, and LaRosa hit the nail on the head.

“There’s this testimony now where one of your son’s former business associates is claiming that you were on speakerphone a lot with them talking business. What-” Doocy started.

Biden responded, “I never talked business with anybody, and I knew you’d have a lousy question.”

“What – why is that a lousy question?” Doocy continued.

“Because it’s not true,” the president insisted before walking away from the reporter.