This Monday marks the 19th Day of President Joe Biden’s First 100 Day’s in Office.
For Day 19, President Biden will virtually tour “the State Farm Stadium vaccination site in Glendale, Arizona.” Vice President Harris will join him on the tour.
The daily press briefing is at noon D.C., time, live feeds will be provided at the end of this article.
I’ve been remiss in missing a key aspect of Biden’s first 100 days in office, which is his tweets. While they are not as unhinged or as many, they are still happening. And in fairness I still “hate” them. However, they still need to be highlighted, as they are a part of his Presidency, and at least promise to be less insane.
So we are traveling back in time today…
January 14th, 2021, Biden tweeted out that @POTUS would be his official Twitter account.
As many know, I count his first official day in office as January 21st, 2021, as that is the first full day, Wednesday the 20th, of January was 1/2 day.
January 20th, 2021 half-day.
For Wednesday he tweeted 6 times and retweeted 2 times.
12:36 p.m. D.C., time.
1. His first official Presidential Tweet.
1:31 p.m. D.C., time.
2. A nicer less about him propaganda video.
The video features cheesy music, no voice-over, and just says it’s time to; heal, rebuild, unite, trust, etc…
6:03 p.m. D.C., time.
3. Lists some of the actions he took on his half-day in office.
In total he signed 17 Executive Orders on his half-day in Office.
8:57 p.m. D.C., time.
4. Says we are back in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Britannica.com has a full history on the Paris Climate Agreement.
9:25 p.m. D.C., time,
5. He applauds the Senate for confirming his first Cabinet post nominee.
9:50 p.m. D.C., time.
6. Explains that during a global pandemic wearing a mask, isn’t a partisan issue.
The word “patriotic” triggers me now, I auto-hate whatever is said in relation to that word. But aside from that, I agree, with the message of the tweet. Wearing a mask to protect your health and that of others, should not be controversial. If owning a gun makes one feel safer, if wearing a seat belt makes one feel safer…wearing a mask shouldn’t be hard.
January 21st, 2021.
For Day 1 of his first 100 Day’s, he tweeted 10 times, and retweeted 1 time.
10:42 a.m. D.C., time.
1. Says he’s signing more Executive Orders to aid getting the coronavirus pandemic under control.
2:42 p.m. D.C., time.
2. Shares a video of himself signing his first Presidential action.
The video is 1 minute and 36 seconds long.
President Biden: Some of the Executive Actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, [not audible] going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far and advance racial equity and support our underserved communities and we’re going to rebuild our economy as well. And these are just all starting points.
The video breaks there before it picks up again.
President Biden: These are just Executive Actions. They are important, but we’re going to need legislation for a lot of the other things we are going to do. And the first order I’m going to be signing here is-relates to COVID and it’s requiring as I said all along, where I have authority mandating masks be worn and social distancing be kept on federal property and on interstate commerce, et cetera. This is the first that I’m signing.
President Biden con’t: And the second one I’m signing here is the support for underserved communities and already we’re going to make sure we have some bedrock equity, equality as it relates to how we treat people in health care and other things, and I’ll give you copies of these Executive Orders. And third, that I’m going to sign and that’s what I’m going to do while you’re all here, is a commitment I made that we’re going to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord as of today.
2:48 p.m. D.C., time.
3. Asks us to tune-in. I guess we should be grateful he didn’t say “enjoy!”, in all caps.
The video is 22 minutes and 15 seconds long. Given that it’s 7:50 a.m. my time, I will not be giving you a full transcript of his speech regarding actions he took, on the 21st, of January relating to COVID.
3:41 p.m. D.C., time.
4. Explained that earlier he announced his COVID-19 National Action Plan.
5:47 p.m. D.C., time.
5. Shares a clip from his Inaugural Address.
It’s the first 1 minute and 11 seconds of the address.
From White House.gov.
Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans.
This is America’s day.
This is democracy’s day.
A day of history and hope.
Of renewal and resolve.
Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge.
Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy.
The will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded.
We have learned again that democracy is precious.
Democracy is fragile.
And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.White House.gov. Biden remarks. 01/20/2021.
6:26 p.m. D.C., time.
6. Says he established the “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.”
From the White House:
Section 1. Purpose. [in-part].
In order to identify and eliminate health and social inequities resulting in disproportionately higher rates of exposure, illness, and death, I am directing a Government-wide effort to address health equity. The Federal Government must take swift action to prevent and remedy differences in COVID-19 care and outcomes within communities of color and other underserved populations.
Sec. 2. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
There is established within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force (Task Force).
[more is available at the link].White House.gov. 01/21/2021.
8:24 p.m. D.C., time.
7. Quotes over a Vice President Kamala Harris tweet that shares an image of Avril Haines being sworn-in as the Director of National Intelligence.
8:50 p.m. D.C., time.
8. Quotes over a White House tweet in which they share a video of Dr. Fauci who announced that the U.S., would re-join the World Health Org..
9:19 p.m. D.C., time.
9. Shares a photo of him being sworn-in as President.
9:45 p.m. D.C., time.
10. It’s a cross between a PSA and propaganda, which I guess, all PSA’s are propaganda light.
It also kind of throws shade at the former Impeached ass, sort of, if you squint.
That’s where we stop today, each day, we will venture back in time, the number of days included will depend mostly on how many tweets he issued, and how much other “current event” stuff we are dealing with.
So far our total for part of January 20th, 2021 and all of January 21st, 2021, is 16 tweets and 3 retweets.
In Programming alert news…
Tuesday marks the first day of the Senate Impeachment Trial of one former President I get Impeached therefore I am.
Ineffective but on brand…
There will be a live thread for the second Impeachment trial, like the first, conviction is highly unlikely, but unlike the first, this one might actually feature witnesses and a true public record of events that unfolded not just on January 6th, when assholes, stormed our Capitol in the hopes of overturning an election, but in the weeks leading up to that event. Maybe…
White House Daily Press Briefing is scheduled for noon D.C., time.
The White House.
President Biden and Vice President Harris virtually tour the vaccination site in Arizona. It’s scheduled for 2:30 p.m. D.C., time.
The White House.