Flying solo: Biden to hold his first press conference

Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden is set to hold the first press conference of his presidency Thursday, just over 60 days since taking office, in a highly-anticipated exchange as his administration faces mounting challenges from immigration to gun control and the still-worrying coronavirus pandemic.  Biden has waited much longer than other US presidents to participate in the potentially perilous exercise, scheduled for 1.15 pm in (1715 GMT) Washington in the prestigious East Room of the White House, with the number of journalists limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is the same room with its im…

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