57 Days And Counting: Biden Still Hasn’t Held A News Conference, White House Says He’s Focused On The Pandemic

After more than 50 days in office Joe Biden has still not held a solo news conference, according to Fox News.

The seven-week stretch while being in office without holding a solo press conference is the longest period of time that a new president has gone without meeting the media in over 100 years.

When he finally does meet with the press for a full interview it is likely he will be confronted with many issues.

Some of the more prevalent subjects will have to do with the crisis at the border, the future of the filibuster, and the recent $1.9 trillion stimuli that Republicans have criticized.

The Biden administration said that Biden will hold a press conference before April.

The White House said it will go down on the afternoon of March 25.

The Biden administration has made comments in an attempt to justify the hold out on the press conference was because Biden has taken questions from reporters in informal settings.

Trump waited 27 days into his presidency to hold a press conference

Obama waited just 20 days.

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George W. Bush waited 33 days.

“The president takes questions several times a week,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

“[W]hich is an opportunity for the people covering the White House to ask him about whatever news is happening on any given day.”

Zeke Miller says that news conferences were “critical to informing the American people and holding an administration accountable.”

The Washington Post said, “It’s past time for Biden to hold a news conference.”

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She added that the president has been directing his “energy” and focus into getting Americans through the pandemic by getting shots in their arms and passing the American Rescue Plan.

Despite the unusual timing of his entry into the White House, Biden has frustrated the White House Correspondents Association.

Donald Trump, whose administration was frequently criticized for its irregular communication with the media, held his first news conference after just one week from the start of his presidency.



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