President Biden, after 60 days in office, has yet to hold news conference

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President Biden, after 60 days in office, has yet to hold news conference

Saturday marked the 60th consecutive day the nation’s 46th president did not do a news conference with the White House press corps.

That stretch has been marked by several near-misses of interactions with the media:

On March 3, for example, Biden appeared ready to handle some questions from reporters during a virtual news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but the video feed of the event suddenly cut off.

“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden said, just before the event suddenly ended.

On March 10, Biden was just a few feet away from reporters shouting questions while visiting a hardware store in Washington, D.C., but the president’s aides quickly stepped in, The New York Post reported.

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“Come on, press, you gotta go,” one Biden staffer was heard shouting to the journalists as the event broke up.

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