Biden Keeps Media Blitz Going, Plans Primetime Interview With NBC’s Lester Holt

As President Biden seeks to reaffirm his place atop the 2024 Democratic presidential ticket, he is expanding his media blitz, setting a primetime interview with NBC’s Lester Holt in Texas on Monday.

NBC says that it will run the interview “in its entirety” as a primetime special Monday night at 9 p.m. It will also stream on the NBC News Now streaming service at that time, with some clips premiering on Monday’s NBC Nightly News, which Holt anchors.

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NBC will also release an unedited transcript after the interview.

The NBC interview comes after Biden spoke to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos last week in another primetime interview, and just a couple of days after he called in to MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He is also set to participate in a press conference Thursday.

Biden’s media push comes as a number of major political figures and Democratic party supporters are beginning to call for him to step aside atop the ticket, betting that someone else would be in a stronger position to beat former President Trump in November.

On Wednesday, George Clooney penned a New York Times op-ed in which he heaped praise on the president but nonetheless urged him to step aside. His op-ed followed similar comments from Rob Reiner, while late night hosts like Jon Stewart heaped scorn on his campaign.

“For a campaign based on honesty and decency, the spin about the debate appears to be blatant bullshit, and the redemption tour hasn’t gone that much better,” Stewart said. “We’re told that the threat of Trump is so great and the stakes are so high that even bringing up these absolutely legitimate concerns about the president’s ability to do the most vigorous job in the world for the next four years is enabling fascism. Yet even the president doesn’t seem particularly alarmed.”

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