U.S. President Joe Biden

President Once Again Only Answers Pre-Approved Questions

United States: Another local radio host who interviewed President Biden following the presidential debate acknowledged receiving the questions beforehand, sparking concerns about attempts to obscure Biden’s cognitive issues.

In remarks to ABC News, Wisconsin radio station host Earl Ingram confirmed he was provided five questions to ask Biden during their recent conversation and didn’t manage to get through all of them before the interview concluded.

“Yes, I was given some questions for Biden,” Ingram told the outlet on Saturday.

Ingram, who helms “The Earl Ingram Show” on WMCS in Milwaukee, was the second local radio host this weekend to reveal they received a pre-approved list of questions for interviewing Biden, as per reports.

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, host of “The Source” on WURD in Philadelphia, told CNN anchor Victor Blackwell on Saturday that the questions for her interview with Biden “were sent to me for approval.”

“I approved them,” Lawful-Sanders told Blackwell, noting the questions pertained to Biden’s achievements, debate performance, progress in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, what’s at stake in the election, and what he would say to voters contemplating abstaining from the presidential election.

The CNN anchor also noted that the questions the Philadelphia host asked were “essentially the same” as those in Biden’s interview with Ingram, who was also interviewed by Blackwell alongside Lawful-Sanders.

Ingram confirmed to ABC News that he was given questions from Biden’s team, mentioning he “didn’t get a chance to ask him all the things” he wanted before their time was up.

The outlet noted that the host said he didn’t see anything particularly problematic with being given the questions and was simply happy to have the opportunity to speak to the president.

“To think that I was going to get an opportunity to ask any question to the president of the United States, I think, is a bit more than anybody should expect,” he told the outlet, adding, “Certainly, the fact that they gave me this opportunity … meant a lot to me,” as per reports.

As Blackwell pointed out while conversing with Lawful-Sanders, hosts receiving questions ahead of their interviews with Biden raises red flags, especially amid escalating concerns about Biden’s cognitive capabilities and his capacity to lead the country for another four years.

The CNN host told his guest, “It’s just that if the White House is trying now to prove the vim, vigor, acuity of the president, I don’t know how they do that by sending questions first before the interview so that the president knows what’s coming.”

In response to the Philadelphia host’s statements to CNN, Biden campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt said that it’s “not at all an uncommon practice for interviewees to share topics they would prefer.”

Reportedly, Hitt’s statement continued, “These questions were relevant to news of the day – the president was asked about this debate performance as well as what he’d delivered for Black Americans. We do not condition interviews on acceptance of these questions, and hosts are always free to ask the questions they think will best inform their listeners.”

This revelation only adds to the skepticism surrounding Biden’s ability to effectively campaign and govern, as it appears his team is taking steps to control and manage his public appearances closely.

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