Biden will hold a CNN town hall in Cincinnati on July 21 to talk economy, COVID-19 and a range of other issues
President Joe Biden will travel to Cincinnati for a CNN town hall on Wednesday, July 21, CNN reported on Tuesday.
CNN anchor Don Lemon will moderate the event. It will be broadcast live on CNN at 8 p.m. and will cover a range of topics, including COVID-19 and the economy.
Neither the location nor details on who would attend have been released.
It's the president's first visit to Cincinnati since taking office and third trip to Ohio, a state he lost by 8 percentage points to Donald Trump in 2020.
In March, Biden spoke at a hospital in Columbus to tout his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and mark the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
Two months later in May, Biden traveled to Cleveland's Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus to lay out his vision for the economy.
The White House hasn't released any details of the visit nor indicated why Biden chose Cincinnati to hold the town hall.
Perhaps it's his love of ice cream? Ice cream shops have become a popular destination for him. While in Cleveland, he stopped by the Honey Hut Ice Cream for a chocolate-chocolate chip cone. Of course, Cincinnati is an ice cream destination with Graeter's and Aglamesis.
Also, the city is home to one of the nation's most pressing infrastructure needs, the Brent Spence Bridge. For more than two decades, the $2.5 billion project to rehab the functionally obsolete bridge between Ohio and Kentucky and build a new one alongside it has languished.
Biden has traveled throughout the Midwest to tout his $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal, a proposal that would fix the 10 most economically significant bridges in the country.
On infrastructure, Biden's visit could put pressure on Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from Terrace Park, and Senate Minority Mitch McConnell, who represents Northern Kentucky across the Ohio River.
Portman has indicated he will work with Biden. He was one of 21 senators last month who reached a compromise agreement for the transportation plan. But the legislation has yet to be drafted and voted on in the Senate.