The new White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, pledged at her first press conference to share "accurate" information with the American public and expressed "her deep respect" for a free and independent press.
In an attempt to establish a different tone from his predecessors to the Donald Trump administration, Psaki recalled his past as a State Department spokesman in the Barack Obama Administration (2009-2017), when he saw “the power of the United States”, but also the “power of truth, and the importance of setting an example of commitment and transparency”.
"I have a deep respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and the role they all play," he said.
"There will be times when we will disagree, and there will certainly be days when we will disagree in most of the press conferences," he added, stressing that both the new administration and journalists have a common goal: "to share accurate information with the American people"
The spokeswoman said Biden's goal is "to bring transparency and truth".
Psaki gave the first question to a reporter for the Associated Press (AP) news agency, a tradition that was broken by the first press secretary of the Trump Administration, Sean Spicer, who answered a question by a reporter for The New York Post.
Trump's presidency was marked by a tense relationship between his spokespeople and journalists, as well as his own attacks on professionals and the media like CNN and The New York Times, which he often accused of spreading “news. false ”.
Joe Biden - who succeeds Donald Trump after winning the Republican in the November 03 presidential election - swore an oath on the west staircase of the Capitol, in a ceremony under a strong security device, after the violent attack on Congress last week, by a crowd of Donald Trump supporters.