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Biden pledged media reset after Trump – so why so few press conferences?

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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The president has none of Trump’s hostility to the press but frustration is growing over a lack of engagement with reporters

When Joe Biden finished delivering a televised update on the administration’s coronavirus response last week, aides began to usher the press towards the exit as reporters shouted questions. Biden declined to answer.

“Folks, we’ll talk about that later,” he said. Then came a question from NBC’S Kelly O’Donnell he couldn’t ignore: “Maybe a press conference soon, Mr President? We would look forward to that.”

“Me too,” he replied.

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