Media Relations

Obama to Hold Rare Press Conference

President Obama will hold a press conference on Friday, September 10, the White House announced Thursday. This will be Obama's first major press conference in over a year. The president will discuss the economy during two trips next week, one on Monday to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a second trip on Wednesday to Cleveland, Ohio. Earlier this year Obama fielded an extensive number of questions from reporters following June's G-20 summit. The president has been criticized for not only holding few press conferences, but for only taking a limited number of questions when he does engage reporters.