Obama dodges reporters’ questions; solicits them from political donors

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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You might have seen the story noting that “President Obama has not taken a serious question from the White House press corps in nearly seven weeks…”

While he might be dodging the press, Obama has been much more willing to take questions from donors at campaign fundraising events. In fact, I count at least half a dozen examples in the last month (here, here, here, here, here, and here) where he has uttered some version of “I want to spend most of my time in a conversation answering your questions.”

It’s worth noting that while President Obama had too much “on his plate” to meet with his jobs council — or take questions from the press corps — he did have time for another round of 18 holes this weekend.

Matt K. Lewis