President Biden holds first solo press conference | USA TODAY

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President Biden holds first solo press conference | USA TODAY

President Joe Biden is set to hold his first solo press conference from the White House on Thursday, his 64th day since taking office.


The president has taken questions from and interacted with reporters on other occasions, but his first press conference will be an arena for the media to ask pressing questions on the situation at the border, the coronavirus pandemic, recent gun violence and more.

All eyes will be on the president as he has the opportunity to strike a different tone with reporters than his predecessor, Donald Trump, who frequently sparred with the media and deemed them “the enemy of the people.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that Biden is “looking forward to the opportunity to engage with a free press.”

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