In a new interview with The Atlantic, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it’s President Obama‘s “job” to be available to the press:
“I talk to the press five days a week … The president—how often does he talk to the press? His press secretary talks to the press every day, okay. But I happen to think the public should demand he should. I think he should; I think that’s his job.”
Yesterday Obama’s traveling press secretary Jen Psaki said the president “does interviews every single day.” But it’s more likely that Bloomberg was referring to the national news media when he said “press;” not the Tonight Show‘s Jay Leno.