Biden’s First 100 Day’s; Tuesday’s Open Thread

Pardon Our Mess. Photo by Marty Mankins.

It’s Tuesday.

Today marks President Biden’s 34th day in office.

For day 34, President Biden will hold his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader.

The meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will be virtual with the two foreign leaders issuing a joint-statement. The normal joint-press conference, will not occur due to coronavirus concerns.

The White House posted a fact-sheet regarding the “U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap,” a new initiative that the two leaders will unveil during their virtual bilateral meeting.

The Roadmap is a blueprint for our whole-of-government relationship, based on our shared values and commitment to work in partnership on areas of mutual concern, such as the recovery from COVID-19 and global health security, efforts to combat climate change and shared priorities in defense and security. Through the Roadmap, we will also advance our shared vision of prosperity, diversity, equity, and justice for all our citizens.

White House.gov. 02/23/2021.

Bullets points of what the countries joint-goals are:

  • Combating COVID-19.
  • Building Back Better. 
  • Accelerating Climate Ambitions. 
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Bolstering Security and Defense. 
  • Building Global Alliances.

We are doing Presidential Tweets a bit different this afternoon, I know, pick a lane, lady, but needs must and all that.

On Tuesday President Biden has tweeted one-time so far.

9:18 a.m. D.C., time, he tweets a video clip from his remarks delivered on Monday evening.

As the New York Times reported the U.S. reached a grim milestone on Monday surpassing 500,000 known coronavirus-related deaths. Given the grim milestone on Monday evening, President Biden offered remarks and then held a moment of silence, with his wife, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and First Gentleman Doug Emhoff. It’s the second such memorial for those lives lost marked by President Biden.

Prior to his speaking to the Nation regarding those lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic President Biden tweeted at 8:58 a.m. D.C., time, on Monday that one message he’d like to “cut through to everyone in this country” is that the vaccine’s are safe.

A few minutes prior to speaking at 5:48 p.m.m D.C., time, he tweeted that he knows there are no words that can numb the pain of those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus, but he hopes that it does give those mourning families and friends, some peace, knowing the country grieves with them.

At 6:01 p.m. D.C., time, he posted a live stream of his remarks honoring those lives lost.

The White House posted a transcript of the address.

Some snips:

Each day, I receive a small card in my pocket that I carry with me in my schedule.  It shows the number of Americans who have been infected by or died from COVID-19.  Today, we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone: 500,071 dead.  That’s more Americans who have died in one year in this pandemic than in World War One, World War Two, and the Vietnam War combined.  That’s more lives lost to this virus than any other nation on Earth. 

We often hear people described as “ordinary Americans.”  There’s no such thing; there’s nothing ordinary about them.  The people we lost were extraordinary.  They spanned generations.  Born in America.  Immigrated to America.  But just like that, so many of them took final breath alone in America.

This nation will smile again.  This nation will know sunny days again.  This nation will know joy again.  And as we do, we will remember each person we’ve lost, the lives they lived, the loved ones they left behind.  We will get through this, I promise you.  But my heart aches for you — those of you who are going through it right now. 

White House.gov. 02/22/2021.

After his speech, he continued to tweet regarding the pandemic, at 8:23 p.m. D.C., time, saying that we have to fight this deadly virus together.

At 9:00 p.m. D.C., time, he tweeted out a photo of the moment of silence which followed his address.

At 9:57 p.m. D.C., time, he repeated that there are no “ordinary American’s,” just extraordinary ones.

He issued two tweets, one as the News Blender covered on Monday, was a live stream to his small business aid announcement.

The second one was a short video clip featuring CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Who answered some questions regarding the coronavirus.

I have been attempting to not whataboutism things, as I feel, that’s not my role, my role, as of right now, is to provide as many details as I can on what President Biden is doing with his first 100 days as President.

However, it’s extremely hard to separate myself, from what was happening this time last year, one-year ago, and what we know now, and have known since September 2020.

On September 9th, 2020, CNN released a clip of the then-Impeached Once President speaking with journalist Bob Woodward on February 7th, 2020. In the clip released Impeached Once said that the virus was a “tricky situation” that he thought the Chinese President would get under control, but since it goes “through air,” it was a tougher virus to handle. He added, that the virus was worse than the regular flu, and more deadly than the flu.

At the time of those statements, the U.S., had not reported it’s first death, according to the time-line published in January of 2021, by the New York Times, the U.S., reported it’s first death on February 29th, 2020. There are two earlier deaths related to the coronavirus, but their diagnoses weren’t discovered until months later.

He knew.

I struggle to wrap my head around that, that he knew, and instead of attempting to do anything to keep the death toll down, it’s unknown, how many lives might have been saved, but we know, many would have been, had he not fucked us over, had he not lied.

I’m sad that people have lost their lives, but more so, I’m just livid. It’s hard, my heart hurts for the families, but I’m so livid, so mad, that one person was able, to completely royally fuck us over like he did.

And with that hot take, we shall end the day there.


Daily press briefing is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. D.C., time.

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