Democrat presidential front runner Joe Biden has largely gone into hiding as the coronavirus crisis ballooned this week. CBS News reporter Bo Erickson estimated Biden has been seen publicly for about six minutes since last Friday’s disastrous virtual town hall meeting.
“In past week, Joe Biden has only had 1 on-camera public address as COVID escalated. (He spoke for ~6 mins on Tuesday from his home.),” Erickson tweeted. “He also hosted a tele-town hall w/voters, answered Qs on press call & video chatted w/donors. Everything else has been statements ripping POTUS,” he added.
In past week @JoeBiden has only had 1 on-camera public address as COVID escalated. (He spoke for ~6 mins on Tuesday from his home.) He also hosted a tele-town hall w/voters, answered Qs on press call & video chatted w/donors.— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) March 22, 2020
Everything else has been statements ripping POTUS.
While the rest of us sheltered, #Bernie was out raising money to fight the #CoronavirusPandemic. Meanwhile, in Lala Land... #SaturdayMorning #SaturdayThoughts #WheresJoe #WheresBiden #wheresjoebiden pic.twitter.com/QXWTASS68I— Bernie Bro Zero (@MikeFlannigan59) March 21, 2020
Joe Biden's omnipresence, steely calm and inspiring leadership has shown the US what A Real President does in times of crises.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 20, 2020
Oh wait -- has anyone seen Joe?
The last time the American public saw Joe Biden on camera was Tuesday night.— President Thumb Emoji (@BethLynch2020) March 22, 2020
Despite what Joe's camp is claiming about technical and lighting issues of streaming from Joe's house, this video of a seemingly confused Joe being escorted off by Jill was in fact done from his house. pic.twitter.com/UJzXbePhG3
Joe Biden is MIA. He has not appeared in public or in a virtual event since early last week.— 🔥ASisterforBernie🔥 (@BernForBernie20) March 20, 2020
Joe's campaign reported to CNBC that all of his virtual events were postponed and for future events he would not take live questions.
Does Joe even remember he is running for president? pic.twitter.com/1mOkm4AqUY