President Obama is holding his first press conference in eight months, and the first since he won reelection 8 days ago. As we noted earlier, the networks are breaking into regular programming for the presser.
“I hear you have a few questions for me,” Obama said as he stepped up to the podium, before delivering a brief statement.
Pres Obama’s news conf comes 8 days after the election; GWBush waited 2 days; Clinton 3days; Reagan, the morning after.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 14, 2012
Among the likely topics of discussion are the Petraeus incident, his election win and the attack in Benghazi.
- The first question went to the AP, as is customary, which asked about national security as it relates to the Petraeus scandal.
- Question two went to CNN chief White House correspondent Jessia Yellin, who asked about the fiscal cliff as it related to tax cuts.