Joe Biden’s first press conference: Date, venue and all about session after 'longest presidential absence in century'

Joe Biden’s first press conference: Date, venue and all about session after 'longest presidential absence in century'
Joe Biden's first presidential conference comes after 64 days of presidency, unlike his predecessors, who held a briefing within the first month (Getty Images)

Two months after entering office, President Joe Biden will finally be holding his first full-fledged Presidential press conference with the reporters in a few days from now. POTUS' first presidential conference comes after 64 days of presidency, unlike his predecessors, who held a briefing within the first month. 

The news regarding Biden's formal interaction with the media was announced by the White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, March 16. The president was scrutinized for the delay in his addressing the media as he became the first modern president who waited long to hold a press conference. 

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 President Joe Biden (Getty Images)

When will Biden's presidential conference commence?

Biden's first presidential press conference will be held on March 25, 2020. Reports suggest Biden is behind his 15 most recent predecessors who held a solo press conference in 33 days into the office. 

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Where will the press take place?

The White House is yet to announce the details regarding the venue for the event. However, the president has the choice to hold it at a venue of his preference or within the White House premises. 

How to watch?

Biden's first press conference with the reporters can be streamed live on the White House official website. The same can be viewed on other platforms once it's concluded. 

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 President Joe Biden (Getty Images)

Who are the attendees?

During the presidential press conference, POTUS will be taking questions from reporters. He is expected to provide answers to the public regarding policies under his presidency. However, Biden has been criticized for taking way longer than the previous presidents to hold a press conference, even though he answers a few questions on occasions, but informally. 

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Defending him, Psaki said, "Well, first as all of you know the president takes questions several times a week. He took questions actually twice yesterday, which is an opportunity for the people covering the White House to ask him about whatever news is happening on any given day."

According to the Daily Mail, when Psaki was asked if Biden was "too busy" to hold a press conference, she said, "I think he's answered questions, I believe the count is almost 40 times, so, and I would say his focus, again, is on getting recovery and relief to the American people. And he looks forward to continuing to engage with all of you and to other members of the media who aren't here today."

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Biden mocked  for postponing Presidential press conference 

Several Twitter users have called out Biden's administration for the delay in the press conference, expressing their opinion about his first session with the reporters. One tweeted, "Are you surprised that Pres Biden has announced he will have his first WH Presidential Press Conference in a couple of weeks?" Another added, "Joe is "preparing" for this Press Conference like it's a presidential debate. President Trump took press questions any time the press was in his vicinity. Sometimes daily." Another tweeted, "Not sure Joe's in this world Joe Biden to hold first press conference on March 25 after longest presidential absence in century".

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