Biden’s interview will air on Kimmel’s show on Wednesday, June 8, which is on ABC at 11:35 a.m. PT/10:35 Central. The show will be taped at 5 p.m. in Los Angeles.
Although it is his first live appearance on a late night show, it is not Biden’s first late night interview. Biden made his first appearance as president on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in December at a virtual guest spot. President Barack Obama started in 2009 with the trend of sitting presidents appearing on the late night circuit.
The news was announced by Kimmel during today’s Game 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night on ABC.
Biden has been cautious, controlling and sparing in talking to the media, often pushed away by staffers eager to avoid one of his famous “gaps” when speaking impromptu. Kimmel, a staunch liberal, isn’t expected to push the buttons.
The president is in Los Angeles that day for the Summit of the Americas, a political gathering of nations in North, South and Central America to discuss mutual interests and concerns.
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