Biden to give first primetime speech on Thursday, hold press conference by end of month

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 9th, 2021 9:01 am
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Last Updated Mar 10th, 2021 at 5:01 am

President Biden will deliver his first primetime speech since taking office on Thursday.

The speech will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus. The World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 was a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

"He will discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the last year, and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Psaki also said that the president will also hold a formal press conference before the end of March and will address the joint session at some point.

"We certainly intend on the president delivering a joint session speech, not a State of the Union, in the first year that they are in office," Psaki said. "But we don't have a date for that or a timeline at this point in time. And we have been engaged closely with leaders in Congress about determining that."


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