Over the weekend, President Biden appeared at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner where he received far more favorable treatment than his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. And that favorable treatment did not sit well with the hosts of “Fox & Friends Sunday,” Mediaite reported.
While discussing Saturday’s dinner, often dubbed the “Nerd Prom,” “Fox & Friends Sunday” host Will Caine pointed out the fawning applause and laughter Biden received during his speech, asking if the media’s liberal bias was on display.
Co-host Pete Hegseth said the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is one of those occasions that makes you “play the ‘What if Donald Trump’ game.” He said if it was Trump delivering a speech at the “Nerd Prom,” the audience would either sit silently or the room would be “full of boos.”
Hegseth noted that the dinner has devolved into a “gigantic love-fest” between reporters and the Democrat DC establishment.
Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy noted that reporters covered events held during Trump’s presidency differently from how they cover the same events held by President Biden. Calling it a double standard, Campos-Duffy said it grates on Americans to see “unequal justice, unequal treatment in the press,” and even unequal treatment during the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
“It’s glaring,” Campos-Duffy concluded.
At one point during Biden’s speech at the dinner, the president made a joke about how the press has so little access to him.
Biden compared his appearance at the dinner to the first two years of his presidency, noting that he will talk for a few minutes, “take zero questions, and cheerfully walk away.”
Despite the news media’s ongoing frustration over Biden’s refusal to answer questions, the audience at the dinner laughed with delight at the president’s joke.
Afterward, CNN contributor Scott Jennings hammered the reporters in the audience for laughing at the joke, noting that Biden “wasn’t laughing with you; he was laughing at you.”