Former (Republican) Press Sec Offers Advice To Biden: ‘Cancel The Press Conference’
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Dana Perino attends Fox News' Super Tuesday 2024 primary election coverage at Fox News Channel Studios on March 05, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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One former White House Press Secretary has a few words of advice for President Joe Biden: “cancel the press conference.”

Fox News anchor Dana Perino, who served as press secretary to former President George W. Bush, suggested that Biden — whose recent struggles and apparent cognitive decline have been front and center since his disastrous first debate with former President Donald Trump  — would not be best served by another public attempt at clean-up.

Referencing a scheduled news conference Biden has planned for Thursday — two weeks to the day since the debate — Perino said that Biden was likely to be flooded with questions that he thus far has not seemed prepared to answer.

“I’d cancel tomorrow’s press conference,” Perino said in a post to X. “Save the embarrassment of the questions he will get. Provide him dignified space to absorb what’s happening.”

“If they cancel the presser, he’s done. And it will signal to everyone that they know it,” Guy Benson responded to Perino’s post.

She replied to Benson, saying that was pretty much what she had been trying to get at: “That’s the point though. Well, my point!”

Doug Powers argued that the news conference was likely to be scripted, suggesting that Biden was likely to be directed with regard to which reporters he could call on and what they would ask.

“If the reporters are hand-picked and required to submit questions in advance the media will again be complicit in this embarrassment. If WH press refuses to do so then Biden’s staff will find an excuse to cancel,” he said.

Matt Whitlock raised another potential sticking point, however, asking how anyone could justify keeping President Biden in office until January if they were ready to pull him out of a press conference because they didn’t believe he could handle it.

“If there’s any inkling he’s going to step aside they should cancel – too embarrassing and jarring for our country. But if he does that I’m not sure how they explain keeping him in office through January,” he explained.

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