President Joe Biden is getting ready for his first late-night TV appearance since taking office.
Biden is set to appear Friday on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with comedian Jimmy Fallon. Biden will appear virtually; the White House didn’t say where he will be when he tapes the segment.
Biden has made two previous appearances on the show. He bantered with Fallon in April 2020, a week before he became the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, and in September 2016, toward the end of his eight years as vice president.
Biden is suffering from a steep drop in the polls and has been under pressure to engage more with the media.
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He has been trying to improve his standing with the public by traveling around the country to promote a $1 trillion infrastructure law, money that will be used to repair roads and bridges and lay down high-speed internet across the country.
The president also has been trying to rally public support for a separate social welfare and climate bill that has stalled in the Senate.