JOE Biden is gearing up for a press briefing today 65 days after he took over the Oval Office.
The president kicks off the conference at 1.15pm ET on Thursday when he will likely be grilled over the American Rescue Plan, the surging migrant crisis, and gun laws.
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Joe Biden is giving a press conference at 1.15pm
Jen Psaki said Biden is ‘thinking about what he wants to say’ and ‘what he wants to convey’Credit: AP
“[He’s] thinking about what he wants to say, what he wants to convey, where he can provide updates and looking forward to the opportunity to engage with a free press,” she said.
He has called on the Senate to pass two bills passed by the House which focus on increasing background checks for online and private gun sales, which has angered conservatives.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada, identified by police as the suspect in a mass shooting at King Soopers grocery storeCredit: Reuters
The bloody shooting occurred inside this grocery storeCredit: AP
A bloodied man is led away in handcuffs after ten died in a supermarket massacreCredit: Fox News
Tearful survivors are escorted away from the store by police in Boulder, ColoradoCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Psaki is not ruling out executive actions on gun violence.
The watchdog probe was requested by 70 House GOP members on Tuesday before senior Biden officials prepare to visit the US-Mexico border in Texas as a wave of unaccompanied kids and teens enter the country.
Likewise, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed Biden for the border crisis, the Washington Post reported.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants,” Obrador said.
“And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”
Biden is also set to field questions about the surging border crisisCredit: Reuters
A wave of unaccompanied minors and teens have flooded the countryCredit: AFP
Harris acknowledged the flood of migrants is a ‘huge problem’Credit: AFP
“They see [Biden] as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.”
Biden’s administration also emphasize that they were transparent with the American public about halting the funds, unlike Trump secretly cutting off financial aid to Ukraine.
The White House finally allowed pool camera to follow the Democratic delegation visiting a Texas facility holding unaccompanied migrant children on Wednesday.
Psaki insisted the White House was looking for ways to increase access to journalists and that “this is just the first step in a process of providing greater access to the media.”
They see [Biden] as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
“We all agree that the Border Patrol facilities are not places where children should be,” she said, noting it is “a “huge problem.”
“They are, children should be moving more quickly through those facilities. That is what our policy central focus is right now.”
“Are we looking at overcrowding at the border, in particular these kids? Yes. Should these kids be in the custody of HHS, the Health and Human Services, instead of the Border Patrol?” she told CBS this morning.
“Yes. Should we be processing these cases faster? Yes. This is, however, not going to be solved overnight.”
Biden will also probably be quizzed about the enormous infrastructure bill he passed.
He’s been promoting the $1.9trillion relief bill with Vice President Kamala Harris around the country after signing it into law on March 11.
He’s expected to tout his 100million doses in 100 days and passing the landmark bill.
King Soopers grocery store day after mass shooting in Boulder, ColoradoCredit: Reuters
Debris lies in the parking lot outside a King Soopers grocery store where a mass shooting took place Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in BoulderCredit: AP
The grieving community leave flowers at the sceneCredit: AP
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