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Biden's Cincinnati visit to be at Mount St. Joseph University

President Joe Biden
Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 12:15:01-04

CINCINNATI — President Joe Biden will make his first presidential visit to Cincinnati on Wednesday for a CNN town hall, which will take place at Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi Township.

The university confirmed the event in a statement early Tuesday afternoon.

"We are humbled and honored that both CNN and the White House have recognized Mount St. Joseph University as an outstanding institution of higher learning that is capable and willing to host such an important event," the statement read, in part. "We look forward to introducing the Mount to a nationally televised prime time audience."

Satellite trucks could be seen parked in parking lots near the university Monday afternoon.

Cincinnati police said the president will be traveling between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday. As of Tuesday morning, officials still had not announced routes the president may take and any associated road closures.

CNN expects the forum to focus on topics including COVID-19, which is making a minor resurgence in the United States due to vaccine hesitancy and the highly contagious delta variant, and the economy.

The audience for the event will be invitation-only.