President Biden has been difficult to track down, at least for solo television interviews.

Biden hasn’t given a formal, sit-down television interview since February 10, when he spoke with NBC’s Lester Holt. According to data from Towson University’s White House Transition Project, Biden had only 22 formal sit-downs in his first year in office, compared to 92 for Donald Trump and 156 for Barack Obama.

One network reporter compared Biden to former President George W. Bush, arguing that he is better in a solo format and would be well-advised to do more such interviews. Biden is known for his verbal gaffes and occasional stumbles at press conferences.

Vice President Kamala Harris has made far more media appearances than the president. While Biden has only done three interviews in 2022, one of which was with a news organization, Harris has done a whopping 31. She has made at least 89 media appearances since taking office, compared to 25 for Biden.

Biden is in a “lose-lose situation,” according to contributor Joe Concha.

“It seems that whenever the president gives interviews or takes questions from the press, cleanup on aisle five follows quickly.” But he won’t be able to sell his agenda if he doesn’t do interviews,” Concha told Fox News Digital.

“Canned speeches and tweets, most likely written for him, aren’t going to make a difference.” Concha continued, “He needs to sit down with someone with real journalistic credibility and answer the tough questions, but that’s obviously not going to happen anytime soon.” “And yet, the soon-to-be-ex White House press secretary insists on taking press questions all the time, which is about the best unintentional comedy out there.”

Biden faces a difficult task ahead of him if he wants to keep Democrats in power and avoid being legislatively dead in the water in 2023, given his low approval ratings – one recent poll put him at just 33% approval – and historical headwinds – the party of sitting presidents typically loses House seats in midterm elections. Part of that is keeping in touch with voters, who are critical of him on the economy, crime, immigration, and other key issues. The majority of Americans are unconcerned about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, according to the reporter, despite the fact that the news has dominated Washington media and politicians this week.

“I think the Democrats are just bad at politics; they got so bad at it at some point,” the reporter said. “A good general message is that the Republicans are insane, that they’re still in election denial… but when you get down to the 25 or 30 districts that will determine who becomes Speaker, the issues are inflation, crime, and the southern border.”

“I’d be doing a lot more one-on-ones,” he added. “I’d send him to the border, to New York City, where he’d ride around in a cop car with [Mayor Eric] Adams, and to a grocery store to talk to a family about inflation. I’d send him out that way and then let him do one-on-one interviews on local television stations in the 25 or 30 districts that matter. In congressional elections, the national debate is irrelevant. At the end of the day, what matters is that he helps people in swing districts win or lose.”

Hunter Biden’s emails and business dealings have come to light in the last two months, putting President Biden in the position of having to answer questions about them if cornered in a solo interview. According to an analysis by the right-leaning Media Research Center, network news has shown little interest in covering those revelations, with ABC, CBS, and NBC spending a combined 25 minutes over the last 18 months covering Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.

The press has taken notice of Biden’s lack of availability for sit-down interviews, with Politico publishing an article last year titled “Why Biden Isn’t Doing Interviews,” noting that he conducted more formal interviews as Vice President than he has in his current role.