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Joe Biden made an appearance on the popular US talk show Tonight With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night.
A close White House assistant and press secretary Jen Psaki has had to answer questions criticizing Biden’s inability to attend regular press conferences.
During the conference, a reporter from Washington asked Ms Psaki about the president’s future plans for talks. ? “
In response, Ms Psaki said: “Well, I would say press freedom around the world is something he thinks important to defend.
“Not just here, but when he travels around the world and makes sure that your colleagues around the world, who are facing circumstances where they are imprisoned, have no access to any official, they cannot cover the costs. world events human rights violations around the world.
“It’s not that what all of you don’t do isn’t very difficult, I’m not suggesting it, but there are a lot of circumstances in the world that I think I even think go beyond.
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“I would say the president answers questions several times a week, I think he has already done that several times this week.
Ms Psaki added: “I don’t have a formal press conference with embroidered cushions for you at the moment.
“But I can assure you that he will be answering your questions many times before the end of the year and he absolutely looks forward to doing so.”
Joe Biden is currently one of the oldest presidents in American history. Perhaps it’s his age that is holding him back as he only gave ten press interviews this year after taking office, earlier this year in January.
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He gave fewer interviews to journalists than his predecessors Barack Obama, George Bush and Donald Trump.
Biden’s last real press conference was on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to the White House in August of this year.
During the last episode of The Tonight Show, Joe Biden and Jimmy Fallon discussed his age as well as how difficult it is to run America.
Jimmy Fallon was one of the lucky people to have the chance to interview the President this year, on Friday night show host Jimmy Fallon asked, “How careful do you pay your rate? approval? “
Biden replied, “Well, not anymore,” the president replied that I would be careful when they were in the mid-60s, but now that they’re in the 40s, I don’t care anymore. “
Mr Fallon said: “Does anyone really understand how difficult your job is? Just being in DC the other day and driving and you see all these giant buildings and you feel a little nervous. I feel important when I’m there but you are the leader of our country, the pressure and then you have to do 20 events in the day that we don’t even see.
Biden replied, “Well, I was vice president for eight years, I knew what the job was. No one should have mercy on me. It is the greatest honor one can have in all of his life. life, in my opinion, is to be President of the United States. “