CALL IT A DAY? White House Calls Press ‘Lid’ at 1:13PM, Rest of Biden’s Day Closed to Media
The White House called a press “lid” at 1:13PM Monday afternoon; meaning the President would no longer be holding public events or speaking with members of the media.
Joe Biden was sworn-in as President of the United States more than 61 days ago but has so-far failed to deliver an official press briefing to reporters and the American people.
“During past administrations, it took former President Trump 28 days to hold a press conference, only 21 days for former President Obama, and 34 days for former President George W. Bush,” reports Fox News.
President Biden will hold his first formal news briefing on Thursday afternoon, March 25, press secretary Jen Psaki announced last Tuesday.
“The president takes questions several times a week. He took questions actually twice yesterday,” Psaki said Monday. ‘’We look forward to holding a full press conference. We’re working on setting a final date for that and as soon as we do we will let you all know.”
“This president came in during a historic crisis,” Psaki added. “I think the American people understand that his focus energy and attention has been on ensuring we secure enough vaccines… and pushing for an American rescue plan.”
The President has also failed to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress; another tradition in a Commander-in-Chief’s first year in office.
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