Biden staffer mocks journalists hoping to speak with former VP, says campaign will 'keep not caring'
The presumptive Democratic nominee has not held a press conference for 77 days
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The director of rapid response for Joe Biden's presidential campaign took to Twitter on Thursday to call a journalist wishing to ask the presumptive nominee a question "poor schmuck."
The Twitter exchange is the most recent installment of Andrew Bates, a Biden staffer and past employee of President Obama and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, sparring with Andrew Clark, the rapid response director for the Trump presidential re-election campaign.
While it is common for rival campaign staffers to feud on Twitter, it has now been 77 days since the last time Biden gave a press conference, which his campaign appears to be in no rush to address.
The 77-year-old Biden's campaign has been limited because of the social-distancing necessities associated with the coronavirus.
Though Bates singles out inquiries from Fox News journalists as those the Biden campaign will "keep not caring" about, the campaign has not made an effort to address to noticeable lack of media interaction between the candidate and any news outlet.