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Biden to appear on Kimmel's late-night show before Latin American summit

President Biden is appearing for the first time as President on Jimmy Kimmel in preparation for Ninth Summit of the Americas

June 8, 2022 9:22am

Updated: June 8, 2022 1:44pm

President Biden will appear as a guest on Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel show before hosting the Ninth Summit of the Americas for three days in Los Angeles.

At the summit, Biden plans to discuss the economy and immigrating from Central America. 

While it is unknown whether Biden will discuss such concerns during his interview on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", this will be Biden's first time doing a late night show interview since becoming president.

His last appearance on Kimmel was in January 2019 during his primary race. "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade has predicted Biden will receive a soft interview from Kimmel.

Kimmel lashed out against the rising criticism of his upcoming Biden interview in a video, titled "Trump Whines About 'King Donald' Kids Book & Fox News Screams About Biden’s Appearance."

"Oh, I see, what I do is insane," Kimmel said. "You guys telling us we should arm P.E. teachers to protect kids, that makes sense."

Biden's summit, which started Monday and is set to end Friday, looks to address more specifically the immigrants from the Northern Triangle. The region encompasses El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which have high rates of poverty, violence and corruption.

Around 311,000 people leave these countries every year to escape these conditions. 

Leaders from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua have not been invited to this summit. Mexico did not accept an invitation out in solidarity with the countries.

It has been 117 days since Biden has been interviewed by a news reporter, according to news report.