United States President Joe Biden He will hold his first press conference on March 25, after taking office on 25 March. White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said in a statement on Tuesday, in which she said It will be after noon.
Biden has broken a precedent by waiting so long before giving the press a chance to ask questions, But the White House says it informally answers specific questions at other events. This reluctance generates increasing criticism from all political spheres compared to the press policy of his predecessors, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama, of which Biden was the vice president.
News sheet The washington post He highlighted this weekend that Trump had already offered five press conferences and Obama two in his mandate. For conservative series Fox News The lack of opportunities for the press to ask questions is a constant title.
Biden responds to specific requests during his daily schedules. On Tuesday, he answered two questions to reporters before leaving the White House in Pennsylvania for his tour. Promote a US $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package for the Congress-approved economy. “This is where their focus, their time and their energy are focused,” Saki said at a news point.
The White House also argues that Trump spoke to the press and posted the tweet at any time, Biden has opted for the more traditional approach in which his press office exchanges.
Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Clann, joked over a recent mini-brawl, retweeting a satirical conversation between a husband and wife about how they received good news about incentives, vaccinations and re-schools. “But I can’t help feeling that Biden isn’t giving enough press conferences,” said the wife.
Currently, the president is immersed in visits to various parts of the country, to minimize the impact on the economy of the health crisis, to explain and promote a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan promoted by himself.
With information from AFP
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