Biden faces calls to be more active with media

The Hill
August 30, 2020

Democrats are criticizing Joe Biden for doing the bare minimum of media interviews, worried that the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee is repeating a mistake made by 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Clinton has called her low-profile media strategy in 2016 a “miscalculation” that played into President Trump’s hands.

While the coronavirus has effectively sidelined Biden, Democrats say an easy way for him to cut through Trump’s noise is to conduct his own media blitz from his home in Delaware.

There were signs on Thursday that suggested Biden was taking note of the criticism...

“It does highlight a potential problem for Biden’s campaign, which is that they do have someone who is prone to making gaffes,” said Steven Livingston, a media studies professor at George Washington University.

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