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US President Joe Biden, who engages in this exercise less often than Donald Trump, will give a press conference on January 19, his spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced on Friday, as the setbacks s are accumulating for the Democrat.
“Next Wednesday, the president will hold a formal press conference at 4:00 p.m.,” she said, which is 9:00 p.m. GMT, the eve of first anniversary of his inauguration.
The White House has resumed since the Democrat's inauguration with daily press briefings by Jen Psaki or his deputy Karine Jean-Pierre, contrary to the practice in force under Donald Trump.
But the Republican, while professing his hostility to the press, spoke extensively to journalists, on multiple more or less formal occasions.
Joe Biden is content to more often to answer, in a more or less lapidary way, the questions shouted at him by journalists before he gets into A ir Force One, or at the end of a speech.
According to the University of California-Santa Barbara, Joe Biden has held nine press conferences so far (not counting the one scheduled for January 19) , against 22 for Donald Trump during the first year of his mandate.
He gave 22 interviews, against 92 for his predecessor, a difference which regularly earned him criticism from the American press.