President Biden will beas president on Thursday, March 25, at 1:15 p.m. ET. While Mr. Biden has periodically taken questions from reporters, he has not yet had a full press conference since taking office.
Mr. Biden has been criticized by conservatives and even some political allies for his delay in holding a formal press conference. By this point in their presidencies, former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama had formally taken questions from reporters.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that Mr. Biden is “thinking about what he wants to say, what he wants to convey, where he can provide updates and looking forward to the opportunity to engage with a free press.”
Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have beento tout the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure signed into law earlier this month. Mr. Biden is soon expected to unveil the details of a major infrastructure package, and is likely to field questions on Thursday about his forthcoming proposal, immigration and gun control.