Left Is Calling for a CNN Boycott Because of What They Revealed About Biden’s Presidency
CNN doesn’t have many fans on the right politically, but now they are struggling with angry fans who are firmly planted on the left as well.
There are new demands for a CNN boycott trending on social media this week because the news outlet focused on President Joe Biden’s frequent trips away from the White House.
They even compared his time away from the White House to former President Donald Trump’s time away. Biden has taken dozens of trips to his home in Delaware or Camp David and now has surpassed Trump in time spent away from the White House.
Biden has spent more than a quarter of his presidency working from his home state of Delaware either in Wilmington or his Rehoboth Beach property.
“Some 21 months into his term, Biden has made 55 visits to Delaware, totaling some or all of 174 days as of Sunday, according to a CNN analysis of presidential schedules and a tally kept by Mark Knoller, the longtime unofficial statistician of the White House press corps. In addition, Biden has made 19 visits, or all or part of 64 days, to the Camp David presidential retreat in rural Maryland.
He has now surpassed even the getaway time of former President Donald Trump, so often criticized by Democrats for his regular departures from the White House to stay at one of his homes. At this point in his tenure, Trump had spent about 135 days at either his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida or his home at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump also had spent 23 days at Camp David.”
And according to CNN, if Biden continues on his current time-away pace through two terms, he “would far surpass” both Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan in time away.
Deputy press secretary Andrew Bates defended Biden’s frequent time away from Washington, D.C.
“Presidents of the United States are constantly on the job, regardless of their location — whether they’re on a state visit overseas or just 100 miles from the White House for a short trip to Wilmington, DE,” he added. “And as all Americans can agree, it’s important for leaders to avoid becoming ensconced in Washington, DC.”