The press conference was an opportunity for a wide swath of White House reporters to question Biden about his administration’s work so far. The President spoke for a little over an hour on several issues. The social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 have also restricted the number of journalists present at the conference.
What Biden Said in The Press Conference?
Biden said that his administration has set a new goal to get 200 million Covid vaccine doses into arms by his 100th day in office. Biden was in the aim of fully opening K-8 schools in the first 100 days. The President cited a report from this week from the Education Department that shows nearly half of K-8 schools are open. His other aim is to rebuild both the “physical and technological infrastructure in the country so they can compete and create significant numbers of really -good-paying jobs”. The President even expressed his support for filibuster reform and also discussed the voting rights in the conference. At last, he said, “I plan to run for reelection. That’s my expectation”.
Improvement in the Border Situation Under Biden’s leadership
President Biden said in the conference that the border situation is improving under his leadership. He also pledged that the situation would get “a hell of a lot better” soon. The spike of the migrants continued to show up at the border and Biden was under no illusion that he would be able to solve all the problems at the border. But he suggested that he would be able to improve the conditions for the migrants.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- Leadership most importantly means being able to stand up to your core constituencies in the face of adversity. And Biden is a people-person. He listens and understands people. So, it is expected that he will work as he told at the conference.
- President Biden entered the public service to serve them. He must continue to strive pathways to bring positive changes in America and to unite the Americans again.