White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) [Photo Credit: The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
The Biden White House has broken another historic record, at least in the eyes of National Journal White House Correspondent George Condon.
He accused the White House of having the “least transparency in 50 years” for not having his physician brief the press, The Daily Caller reports.
The 79-year old Biden was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 and the White House has failed to provide substantive updates about his health.
He made it known to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre:
“When will Dr. O’Connor come up? Because to just put out a statement and shield him from questions would be the least transparency of any White House in 50 years on a presidential illness,” Condon said.
“Wow, I wholeheartedly disagree on your last statement,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “We are doing this very differently, very differently I would argue than the last administration, and I’m happy to have that conversation with you. Number one, we did not see the president because we are following CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance, and the CDC guidance is to make sure that we have minimal contact with the president and allow him to isolate and allow him to get his treatment to get better.”
In a letter, the President’s doctor issued a letter that said he has a runny nose, fatigue, and a dry cough.
He is also taking an anti-viral to fight the virus.