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

Pardon Our Mess. Photo by Marty Mankins.

It’s Friday.

This Friday marks two big events in the Presidency of Joe Biden, first, it’s day 51 of his first 100 days in Office.

Second, the man’s Twitter account, went nutso last night and posted 18 tweets, that doesn’t include the one covered in Thursday’s Open Thread.

For day 51 according to the calendar posted at factba.se the President and Vice President will meet virtually with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. After the virtual meeting the President will receive his daily brief before having his weekly lunch with Vice President Harris. At 2:30 p.m. D.C., time from the Rose Garden President Biden and Vice President Harris will deliver remarks from the Rose Garden on the newly signed American Rescue Plan. After the Rose Garden event, the President and First Lady will travel to their home in Delaware.

Now onward to the too many damn tweets, even though they aren’t unhinged…

Thursday President Biden had 1 tweet and 1 retweet that was covered @ the News Blender. To finish his Thursday tweeting he added another 18 tweets and yes, the repeat was on purpose.

2:07 p.m. D.C., time he shares a live feed provided by pscp.tv of the signing of the American Rescue Plan.

President Biden had been expected to sign the American Rescue Plan on Friday, but the enrolled bill arrived earlier than expected, so they moved up the signing by a day.

His remarks before signing the American Rescue Plan.

Thank you for coming in.  In the weeks that this bill has been discussed and debated, it’s clear that an overwhelming percentage of the American people — Democrats, independents, our Republican friends — have made it clear — the people out there have made it clear they strongly support the American Rescue Plan.

Yesterday, with the final passage of the plan in the House of Representatives, their voices were heard and reflect- — reflected in everything we have in this bill.  And I believe this is — and most people, I think, do as well — this historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation — working people and middle-class folks, the people who built the country — a fighting chance.  That’s what the essence of it is.

And I’m going to have a lot more to say about that tonight and in the next couple of days, and be able to take your questions. 

But in the meantime, what I’m going to do is sign this bill, and make the presentation tonight.  And then there’s going to be plenty of opportunities where we’re going to be on the road, not only talking about — what I’m talking about tonight is the impact on the virus and how we’re going to end this pandemic.  And we’re going to talk all the elements of the bill, beginning Friday, Saturday, and through the week. 

So, thank you for being here. 

(The bill is signed.)

Got it.  Thank you all.  Appreciate it.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

3:28 p.m. D.C., time he shares a 5 second video says “vaccines are on the way” in all caps.

There is no music or voice-over, at the very end of the 5 second GIF/video you can here applause after the woman gets her vaccine.

At 4:46 p.m. D.C., time he shares an image of himself and Vice President Harris from the Oval Office.

During the daily press briefing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that people might start seeing as “early as this weekend” direct deposits hitting their bank. She also added this would only be the first wave of direct payments sent out.

And I have one more exciting implementation update for all of you.  Since the Treasury Department — Department of Treasury and the IRS are working hard to get relief payments out the door as fast as possible to the American people, people can expect to start seeing direct deposits hit their back accounts as early as this weekend.  This is, of course, just the first wave, but some — people will start — some people in the country will start seeing those — those direct deposits in their bank accounts this weekend.  And payments to eligible Americans will continue throughout the course of the next several weeks. 

White House.gov. Daily Briefing 03/11/2021.

7:07 p.m. D.C., time he shared a 1 minute and 9 second video.

The video shows before lockdowns to after lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first 7 seconds shows social gatherings, followed by somber music and images of people alone, masked, and on Zoom calls. At the 51 second mark the voice-over, President Biden’s voice-over says:

President Biden: People will return stronger in all the broken places. The country has been through so much. The light at the end of this tunnel is sunshine. It’s real. There is not a single crisis we’ve ever faced that we’ve not been able to overcome and be stronger for having overcome it.

At 7:42 p.m. D.C., time he added a link to WhiteHouse.gov asking folks to “tune in” for his first prime-time national address.

There are more tweets regarding the address so we will move on…for now.

His next 11 tweets, yes, 11, were sent while he was speaking to the nation or had just finished. Sorry not sorry my eyes auto roll when that happens.

8:14 p.m. D.C., time the account tweeted while he was speaking.

On March 10th, 2021, the White House COVID-19 Response Team tweeted that at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccines have been provided to 61 million Americans. While 32 million American’s are fully vaccinated.

CDC data as of 03/11/2021:

CDC Data as of 6:00 a.m. ET. 03/11/2021.

8:15 p.m. D.C., time he says that as of May 1st, 2021, all adults will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

In a preview to his remarks on Thursday evening it was reported that he would announce the May 1st, 2021 date as when all adult American’s would qualify to receive a vaccine.

First, tonight, I’m announcing that I will direct all states, tribes, and territories to make all adults — people 18 and over — eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1.

Let me say that again: All adult Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than May 1. That’s much earlier than expected.

Let me be clear: That doesn’t mean everyone’s going to have that shot immediately, but it means you’ll be able to get in line beginning May 1. Every adult will be eligible to get their shot.

Secondly, at the time when every adult is eligible in May, we will launch, with our partners, new tools to make it easier for you to find the vaccine and where to get the shot, including a new website that will help you first find the place to get vaccinated and the one nearest you. No more searching day and night for an appointment for you and your loved ones.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

At 8:18 p.m. D.C., time he says that he’ll do all he can to combat the coronavirus, but he needs us American’s to do our part.

The tweet in part was taken directly from his remarks.

I promise I will do everything in my power, I will not relent until we beat this virus, but I need you, the American people. I need you. I need every American to do their part. And that’s not hyperbole. I need you.

I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn…

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

8:22 p.m. D.C., time he says the “nation is coming back.”

This tweet was also based in part off his remarks.

It’s never, ever a good bet to bet against the American people. America is coming back.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

The next 7 tweets are threaded and regard his hope that the country will have a more normal July 4th, 2021, than we did July 4th, 2020.

All the tweets are based in some shape or form on his remarks.

And for all of you asking when things will get back to normal, here is the truth: The only way to get our lives back, to get our economy back on track is to beat the virus.

First, tonight, I’m announcing that I will direct all states, tribes, and territories to make all adults — people 18 and over — eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1.

Secondly, at the time when every adult is eligible in May, we will launch, with our partners, new tools to make it easier for you to find the vaccine and where to get the shot, including a new website that will help you first find the place to get vaccinated and the one nearest you. No more searching day and night for an appointment for you and your loved ones.

Thirdly, with the passage of the American Rescue Plan — and I thank again the House and Senate for passing it — and my announcement last month of a plan to vaccinate teachers and school staff, including bus drivers, we can accelerate the massive, nationwide effort to reopen our schools safely and meet my goal, that I stated at the same time about 100 million shots, of opening the majority of K-8 schools in my first 100 days in office. This is going to be the number one priority of my new Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona.

Fourth, in the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated, to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe, and encourage more people to get vaccinated.

I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn and when you can find an opportunity, and to help your family and friends and neighbors get vaccinated as well.

If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbeque and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

9:35 p.m. D.C., time he shares a snip from his remarks.

While it was different for everyone, we all lost something.

A collective suffering. A collective sacrifice. A year filled with the loss of life — and the loss of living for all of us.

But, in the loss, we saw how much there was to gain in appreciation, respect, and gratitude.

Finding light in the darkness is a very American thing to do. In fact, it may be the most American thing we do.

And that’s what we’ve done.

We’ve seen frontline and essential workers risking their lives — sometimes losing them — to save and help others. Researchers and scientists racing for a vaccine. And so many of you, as Hemingway wrote, being strong in all the broken places.

I know it’s been hard. I truly know.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

11:04 p.m. D.C., time he shares another video snipped from his remarks.

I’m announcing that I will direct all states, tribes, and territories to make all adults — people 18 and over — eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1.

Let me say that again: All adult Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than May 1. That’s much earlier than expected.

Let me be clear: That doesn’t mean everyone’s going to have that shot immediately, but it means you’ll be able to get in line beginning May 1. Every adult will be eligible to get their shot.

To do this, we’re going to go from a million shots a day that I promised in December, before I was sworn in, to maintaining — beating our current pace of two million shots a day, outpacing the rest of the world.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

His full remarks can be seen here:

There you have it, for Thursday President Biden tweeted a total of 19 times and re-tweeted 1 time.

For Friday he has tweeted one-time from his personal account @ 11:30 a.m. D.C., time.

During her daily press briefing, Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary outlined the upcoming “Help is Here” tour.

I wanted to provide a little bit more on upcoming travel, as you — of all of our principals, as we worked — as we prepare to go out and engage with the American people about what is in the Rescue Plan.  As you know, next week, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and the Second Gentleman will be traveling across the country to kick off the “Help is Here” tour and amplify the American Rescue Plan.

On Monday, the First Lady will travel to Burlington, New Jersey.  The Vice President and Second Gentleman will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Tuesday, the President will travel to Delaware County, Pennsylvania, as you already are aware.  The Vice President and Second Gentleman will travel to Denver, Colorado.

On Wednesday, the Second Gentleman will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And on Friday, the President and the Vice President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia.

During their trips, they will discuss the benefits of the American Rescue Plan for working families, and they will engage with people at each of these stops about how the American people can benefit from the components of the package moving forward.  So they will talk about the $1,400 checks that more than — that 158.5 million American households can expect, in which — and many who will start receiving them soon. 

He will talk about the historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit.  He will talk about extending — they will all talk about extending unemployment insurance for around 11 million Americans; the tens of billions of dollars in rental and homeowner’s assistance that is a part of this package; the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which will go to 17 million workers; and the components of the package that significantly reduce health insurance premiums for millions of American families.  And, of course, the fact that the bill will lift 11 million people out of poverty and cut child poverty in half.  They’re eager to get out there on the road.

White House.gov. 03/11/2021.

Friday’s daily brief was scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. D.C., time, as of 12:15 p.m. D.C., time, it hadn’t started. Today’s Psaki is welcoming to the briefing room National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Live (ish) Feed: The White House.

Rose Garden Event: Live Feed: The White House.

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Happy Friday peeps! Please have a safe and wonderful weekend. I’ll catch y’all on the flip side.

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