President Biden’s media coverage at the beginning of his presidency starkly contrasts with his predecessor President Trump, Fox News contributor Joe Concha said on Thursday.
“I went back and watched some of the clips from 2017 when President Trump was inaugurated and it was called dark, it was called dystopian, it was called divisive. Certainly, a contrast between the two inaugurations,” Concha told “Fox & Friends.”
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Media outlets came under fire from even mainstream outlets for not hiding their enthusiasm for the advent of the Biden administration.
CNN pundit-turned-White House press secretary Jen Psaki also held her first press briefing on Wednesday and the mostly friendly questions were a stark contrast to the way media members treated the Trump administration’s first event.
Psaki left CNN to take a gig as a senior adviser for the Biden-Harris transition team and was later named press secretary. The first question she faced was swiftly mocked as a “softball” on social media when Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller asked, “Do you see yourself–your primary role as promoting the interest of the president, or are you there to provide us the unvarnished truth so that we can share that with the American people?”
Concha recalled the first question posed to the Biden administration at the first White House press conference after the inauguration.
“How else do you answer that question, Bill? If you’re Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary. Are you going to tell the truth? Yeah, I’m going to tell the truth. It’s like asking somebody if they could actually keep a secret,” Concha said.
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Concha said “most of the questions” for the Biden administration were “hospitable.” Concha thought that Fox News’ Peter Doocy was the only reporter to ask Psaki an “uncomfortable question.”
“Peter Doocy asked the only uncomfortable question: do you think that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer should drop a potentially divisive Senate impeachment trial–obviously, given that President Trump has already left office? And Jen Psaki kind of side stepped on that and said, ‘well, the Senate can multi-task,” Concha said.
“So, that’s the preview of things to come, now. It’s hospitable now, Bill, probably not going to get hostile for some time.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.