Chris Wallace: Biden Campaign Using ‘Basement Strategy’

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During a Fox News radio interview, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace responded to the Biden campaign neglecting to put anyone on Sunday morning news shows before the Democratic national convention, calling it the “basement strategy.”

“So I’ve been doing Sunday shows with conventions. I started on Meet the Press in 1988. I’ve been doing it on and off. For what? What is that? Thirty two years. And and it always happens that the Sunday before the convention.” Wallace said. “The campaign puts out top officials to preview the convention and to say this is what we’re gonna try to get accomplished.”

“So, you know, we put counting all week on, you know, having a top official from the Biden campaign, the campaign manager, the top pollster, the chief strategist, to talk about what they’re going to talk about during this next week.” Wallace continued. “They are not putting anybody out. And at first I thought, well, maybe it’s because it’s Fox News and they’re boycotting us. No, they’re not putting anybody out on any of the Sunday shows point.”

“I don’t understand what’s going on here. This is the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen that you would you know, you’re basically giving a campaign.” Wallace continued. “And as I say, it’s a traditional thing. We’re gonna do it for the Republicans a week from Sunday. What are you trying to accomplish this week? And the Biden campaign isn’t putting anybody out.”

“And this just is of a piece with the vice president not doing really any serious interviews, not answering any questions since the rollout.” Wallace concluded. “I don’t you know, you can try and I understand and has worked pretty well. And he continues to lead with what I’ll call the basement strategy. I don’t think you can hide from now until Election Day. I just I just don’t think it’s possible.”