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Biden, Harris to sit with CNN's Tapper in first post-election joint interview

Biden, Harris to sit with CNN's Tapper in first post-election joint interview
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' Biden's plan for Central American kids is no substitute for asylum State Department bans Guatemalan lawmaker from entering US MORE will sit for their first joint post-election interview on Thursday with CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperPolice investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide Mississippi governor: Biden goal of 70 percent of US vaccinated by July 4 is 'arbitrary' Energy secretary: Adversaries have capability of shutting down US power grid MORE.

CNN announced on Tuesday that portions of the Biden and Harris interview would air during Thursday’s “The Lead” starting at 4 p.m. and “The Situation Room” at 5. 

The full interview will be shown during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. Thursday, which will be simulcast on CNN International and in Spanish on CNN en Español.

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Tapper will interview the former vice president and the current California senator in Wilmington, Del., Biden’s hometown, from the same theater in which he has announced some of his top administration officials. 

Biden’s first interview as president-elect was conducted by NBC News’s Lester Holt last week.

Biden this week named the top members of his economics team, which will focus on reviving the U.S. economy struck by the coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect has said developing a COVID-19 relief package would be one of his priorities when he enters office in January. 

Last week, Biden announced his nominees for his foreign policy and national security officials, and on Sunday, his team declared he will have an all-female White House senior communications team. 

Many of the picsk are dependent on Senate approval, and it’s unclear which party will control the upper chamber after two runoffs in Georgia on Jan. 5. If either Republican senator wins reelection, the Senate will remain in GOP control, but if both Democratic candidates win, the Senate would be split 50–50, with Harris set to cast tie-breaking votes for Democrats.

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