Mar 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden to hold first formal press conference next week

Biden wears a face mask and a suit while talking

President Biden speaks at Smith Flooring in Chester, Pa., to promote his coronavirus stimulus package on March 16. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden will give the first formal press conference of his presidency on March 25, White House press secretary Jen Psaki informed pool reporters on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Biden has largely avoided taking direct questions from reporters while handling several major crises since taking office. Biden is slated to do a one-on-one interview with George Stephanopoulos this week.

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