Biden held fewer pressers, interviews than last 5 presidents: report

Nearing his first full year in office, President Biden has conducted fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their time in the White House and has given fewer media interviews than six of them did, according to a story on Sunday.

The president has done 22 interviews with the media and held nine formal news conferences – six solo and three with visiting foreign leaders – an analysis by Martha Joynt Kumar, a professor at Town University and director of the White House Transition Project, found, the Associated Press reported.

Former President Ronald Reagan held fewer press conferences than Biden but events in his first year in office were scaled back after he was shot and wounded during an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. in March 1981 — just two months after he was sworn in.

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Reagan did 59 interviews in 1981, the analysis shows.


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