President Biden Tweets for Wednesday’s Open Thread

Pardon Our Mess. Photo by Marty Mankins.

It’s Wednesday.

For Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, President Biden will be traveling to New London, Connecticut, where he will participate in the United States Coast Guard Academy’s 140th Commencement Exercises. President Biden will also offer the keynote address. He will have received his daily brief on Air Force One.

When Tuesday’s Open Thread was posted President Biden had tweeted 2 times and retweeted 0 times. He added 8 tweets and no retweets giving him a total Twitter Tuesday total of 10 tweets and 0 retweets.

He shares a live feed from remarks he gave at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

Typically, I like to use his tweeted live feeds to note the timestamp in which he spoke the remarks related to his tweets, sometimes the live feed he tweets has a bunch of dead air time. That’s the case today, so instead we turn to The White House’s YouTube of the remarks.

The YouTube video is 36 minutes and 53 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 12 minute and 4 second mark. His full remarks can be found here. The White House provided timestamp says he spoke from 1:51 p.m., until 2:16 p.m. D.C., time.

For his next tweet he says that the last guys admin had “infrastructure week” every week, but never got “the job done.”

President Biden (23:40): But then the previous administration came into office. They rolled back the standards we set — rollbacks that the Ford Motor Company opposed. Despite bipartisan support for consumer incentives, they let the federal tax credit expire, penalizing autoworkers who were selling the most electric vehicles at the time. They announced infrastructure week — and they announced it and announced it and announced it and announced it every week for four years, and didn’t do a damn thing. They didn’t get the job done. Folks, the rest of the world is moving fast.  They’re moving ahead.  They’re not waiting for the United States of America.  Government, labor, industry — working together — have to step up.  And we have a playbook that will work.

He goes on to tweet that the American Jobs Plan is “a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America.”

President Biden (33:14): Bottom line: The American Jobs Plan is a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America — a blue-collar blueprint to build America.  And we need automakers and other companies to keep investing here in America and not take the benefits of our public investments and expand electric vehicles and battery manufacturing production abroad.

President Biden (31:42): But we will leave no one behind. Nearly 90 percent of the jobs created in my American Jobs Plan do not require a bachelor’s degree; 75 percent don’t require a associate’s degree.

He goes on to say when he thinks about the climate crisis he thinks “jobs.”

President Biden (34:51): And I made it clear at the outset, as each of they — these folks came on, what I’ve long believed: When I think of the climate crisis — beyond its devastation to lives and livelihoods and the health of our very planet — I think “jobs.”  I think jobs when I think climate change — good-paying union jobs.  I think about the UAW workers here today. I wanted to make sure that the world could see that there was a consensus that we are at an inflection point in our history, and almost every major leader in the world spoke to it. If we act to save the planet, we can create millions of good-paying jobs, generate significant economic growth and opportunity to raise the standard of living for people not only here, but around the world.

He issues a couple of tweets not related to his remarks and a third one, that’s only semi-related to his remarks.

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The above tweeted text was text taken from his Joint-Congressional Address on April 28th, 2021.

My fellow Americans, trickle-down — trickle-down economics has never worked and it’s time to grow the economy from the bottom and the middle out.

White House.gov. 04/28/2021.

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I’ve made my best guess that this Memorandum is what he is tweeting about.

Memorandum on Restoring the Department of Justice’s Access-to-Justice Function and Reinvigorating the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable: 

Section 1.  Policy.  This Nation was founded on the ideal of equal justice under the law.  Everyone in this country should be able to vindicate their rights and avail themselves of the protections that our laws afford on equal footing.  Whether we realize this ideal hinges on the extent to which everyone in the United States has meaningful access to our legal system.  Legal services are crucial to the fair and effective administration of our laws and public programs, and the stability of our society.

Recognizing the importance of access to justice and the power of legal aid, the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2010 launched an access-to-justice initiative.  In 2016, DOJ formally established the Office for Access to Justice. This office worked in partnership with other DOJ components to coordinate policy initiatives on topics including criminal indigent defense, enforcement of fines and fees, language barriers in access to the courts, and civil legal aid.  The DOJ and the White House Domestic Policy Council also launched the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR) in 2012 to work with civil legal aid partners to advance Federal programs; create and disseminate tools to provide information about civil legal aid and Federal funding opportunities; and generate research to inform policy that improves access to justice. 

White House.gov. 05/18/2021

Sec. 2.  The Department of Justice’s Access-to-Justice Function. 

  • (a)  My Administration is committed to promoting equal access to justice and addressing access limitations throughout the criminal and civil legal systems.  The DOJ has a critical role to play in improving the justice delivery systems that serve people who cannot afford lawyers, and I am committed to reinvigorating that work.
  •  (b)  The Attorney General shall consider expanding DOJ’s planning, development, and coordination of access-to-justice policy initiatives, including in the areas of criminal indigent defense, civil legal aid, and pro bono legal services.  As soon as practicable, and no later than 120 days from the date of this memorandum, the Attorney General shall — in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget — submit a report to the President describing the Department’s plan to expand its access-to-justice function, including the organizational placement of this function within the Department, expected staffing and budget, and, if necessary, the timeline for notifying the Congress of any reorganization. 

Sec. 3.  Reinvigorating the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable.  My Administration is committed to ensuring that all persons in this country enjoy the protections and benefits of our legal system.  Reinvigorating LAIR as a White House initiative is a key step in this direction.  Accordingly, I direct as follows: (a) The LAIR is hereby reconvened as a White House initiative in furtherance of the vision set forth in the memorandum of September 24, 2015, by which it was established and in light of today’s most pressing challenges. The September 2015 memorandum is superseded to the extent that it is inconsistent with this memorandum. (b)  The LAIR shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to fulfill its mission.

White House.gov. 05/18/2021.

LAIR made me auto think of Dragon’s Lair.

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He does mention his dad in his remarks from yesterday.

President Biden (18:29): For more than 30 years, my dad, when we moved to Delaware, managed automobile dealerships in Delaware, including the Ford dealership.

And lastly he shares a 5 second video of himself…

President Biden has tweeted 1 time so far for Wednesday.

Um, in April the economy only added 266,000 jobs.


President Biden’s remarks from the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Commencement are scheduled to begin around 11:00 a.m. D.C., time. It is now 11:35 a.m. D.C., time and the event has not started yet.

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In other news…

The house is sent to vote on the formation of the January 6th, 2021 Commission. The Washington Post has posted a live feed to the debates that begin around 11:45 a.m. D.C., time.

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