Biden speaks at Pennsylvania church, attends campaign event as he vows to stay in the race in 2024

Biden speaks at Pennsylvania church, attends campaign event as he vows to stay in the race in 2024

Two radio hosts say President Biden’s team asked them questions ahead of their interviews with the president on July 4.

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, host of The source about WURD in Philadelphia, and Earl Ingram of The Earl Ingram Show in Waukesha, Wisconsin, told CNN’s Victor Blackwell on Saturday that the questions were posed to them by Biden’s campaign staff.

“The questions were sent to me for approval; I approved them,” Lawful-Sanders said. “I chose questions that were most important to the Black and brown communities that we serve in Philadelphia.”

Ingram, appearing in the same CNN interview with Lawful-Sanders, nodded and did not appear to dispute Lawful-Sanders’ experience with the way the questions were asked.

Shortly after the CNN segment aired, Biden campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt told The New York Times that it is “not unusual” for campaign officials to send pre-selected questions to interviewers. She stressed that officials “do not condition interviews on the interviewer accepting these questions” and that “hosts are always free to ask the questions they think will best inform their listeners.”