President Joe Biden is finally going to hold his first solo press conference, Fox News reports.
This information comes via White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. During a press conference that took place in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, where President Biden stopped to promote the recently-passed $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill, Psaki revealed that Biden will hold his first solo press conference on March 25th.
March 25th is next Thursday.
A new record
As USA Today reports, March 25th will be President Biden’s 64th full day in office.
According to Breitbart, one would have to go back some hundred years, to President Warren Harden, to find the last president that took this long to hold his first solo press conference.
To provide some perspective, each of the last 15 presidents has held his first solo press conference within 33 days of taking office. Each of the two most recent presidents held his first solo press conference within 27 days of taking office. Former President Donald Trump held his on his 27th day in office and Former President Barack Obama held his on his 20th day in office.
In other words, Biden has taken more than twice as long as Trump and more than three times as long as Obama to hold his first solo press conference.
The White House has been having a difficult time explaining to Americans why it is that President Biden has not held his first solo press conference.
Psaki’s main strategy has been to try to convince people that Biden is simply too busy to do so, saying that he is focused on something else, such as the coronavirus. The White House has also tried to claim that it’s not a big deal because Biden still takes some questions at times from reporters.
Many believe that what is actually going on is that Biden is being held back because of his tendency to make mistakes, especially when speaking off-script.
Earlier this month, the White House finally gave in to the growing pressure to have Biden hold a press conference. Psaki, at the time, suggested that Biden would do so by the end of March, and it appears that the administration is now going to make good on that promise.
Biden would be expected to have to answer questions on a range of hot button issues, including about the current crisis at the Southern border, which many blame on Biden’s immigration policies.