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When is President Biden’s press conference on Thursday? Here’s how you can watch

When is President Biden’s press conference on Thursday? Here’s how you can watch
When is President Biden’s press conference on Thursday? Here’s how you can watch

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President Joe Biden is expected to attend a press conference to conclude the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington, DC, on Thursday evening.

Biden announced he would hold a solo press conference during the NATO summit, shortly after his appearance at the June 27 presidential debate sparked party-wide doubts about whether he could beat Donald Trump in November or stay in office for another four years.

This solo conference is one of the president’s few press appearances in response to calls for his resignation from his party.

Here’s where, when and why Texans should watch the performance:

When will President Joe Biden’s press conference take place?

President Joe Biden will hold a live press conference on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Where will President Joe Biden’s press conference take place today?

Biden will appear from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC

How to watch President Joe Biden’s press conference: time, TV channel, live stream

The conference is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT and will be streamed on major news sites and cable channels. The White House will also stream the press conference live on YouTube.

What to expect from President Biden’s press conference on Thursday?

The conference will take place after the NATO summit, and reporters will likely ask the president to speak about the summit. But the president may also be asked to respond to questions about his fitness for office and the November election.

The president’s last solo press conference was eight months ago, following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. The conference lasted about 20 minutes, and Biden answered about a dozen questions.

Biden’s appearances at select press events over the past two weeks have done little to allay concerns about his chances of victory in the fall.

After Democratic U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett became the first Democrat in Congress to publicly call for Biden’s resignation as the Democratic nominee on July 2, the president sat down for a one-on-one interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. In the interview, filmed in Wisconsin on July 5, Biden reiterated his commitment to remain a candidate. The president also refused to submit to an independent test of his mental faculties, saying his performance in office is proof of his abilities.

While the reaction to Stephanopoulos’ interview was more positive than public opinion following the presidential debate, Democratic officials and long-time supporters continued to express a desire for a new candidate. On July 9,thStephanopoulos was caught on video saying he did not believe the president could remain in office for another four years.

More: When Lloyd Doggett called on Biden to resign, it was one old hand who spoke to the other

Doggett has since insisted on the need for a new candidate at a meeting of House Democrats, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president should continue to weigh his options before deciding to stay in the race.

In a triggering moment, longtime Democratic supporter George Clooney published an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday claiming at a fundraiser three weeks ago that Biden did not appear likely to win in November.

“This is not just my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator, congressman and governor I have spoken to privately,” Clooney wrote in the essay. “Every single one, regardless of what he or she says publicly.”

More: George Clooney argues in new editorial that the Democratic Party needs a new candidate

Biden and Harris visit Texas to address voters

In an effort to reassure voters of his continued ability to hold office, both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris turned their attention to their constituents in Texas.

Harris appeared in Dallas yesterday to deliver a keynote address at a meeting of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first intercollegiate historically African-American sorority of which Harris was a member.

Biden will visit Austin on Monday to visit the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum as part of an official visit to the White House. There, he will deliver a speech to mark Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act 60 years ago. Although the event is not open to the public, the speech will be streamed live on YouTube starting at 12:30 p.m.

The president is scheduled to be interviewed by NBC News anchor Lester Holt later this evening.

Biden, who is 81, has made historically few media appearances as a sitting president. The interview will be one of about 160 during his term, compared to 468 interviews by Trump between 2016 and 2020.

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