Jake Tapper interviews Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the first joint interview since winning the election


Part of the interview will appear on CNN’s “The Lead” on Thursday at 4:00 p.m., and “The Situation Room” on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at 9 p.m. ET. At the same time it will be CNN International and in Spanish CNN en Español.

The interview will be in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, in the same theater where the president-elect introduced several senior members of his administration.

Ever since they were the winners of the November election, Biden and Harris have moved quickly to build a diverse administration that will help them deal with the nation’s most pressing problems.

This week, Biden unveiled key members of his economic team who, if confirmed by the Senate, will drive efforts to rebuild the economy hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The president-elect last week introduced key members of his foreign policy and national security team. Biden recently announced that the White House is an almost female communications group.

In the first 100 days after Biden’s swearing-in on Jan. 20, the president-elect and his team are expected to focus on adopting a comprehensive economic aid package and, where legislation is not needed, take implementing measures aimed at advancing CNN’s priorities.

Republicans currently have a majority in the Senate, but control of the chamber will be determined by two January elections in Georgia. The scope of the incentive legislation, the process of ratifying Biden’s cabinet candidates, and other legislative priorities will be influenced by whether Republicans retain Senate control.

According to interim officials, curbing the Covid-19 epidemic ranks first on the list of priorities for the elected president. Biden’s team will also be responsible for conducting the mass vaccination campaign nationwide when vaccination against the coronavirus is approved. Launching economic recovery and tackling racial inequality is also one of the most urgent priorities, according to transitional officials.