For Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, the President will have received his daily brief.
When Monday’s Open Thread was published President Biden had tweeted just 1 time. He added 4 more tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and no retweets.
For his second tweet he says “America is on the move again.”
“we can’t stop now,” =’s pass the American Jobs Plan.
The text above the bumper sticker slogan appeared on Friday during remarks regarding the May Jobs Report.
In fact, the U.S. is the only major economy where projections of future growth are stronger today than they were before the pandemic hit in 2020.
[The bumper sticker slogan]
America is finally on the move again. As we continue this recovery, we’re going to hit some bumps along the way. Of course, that will happen.White House.gov. 06/04/2021.
On February 1st, 2021, the Congressional Budget Office said that the “U.S. economy will grow 4.6 percent in 2021,” according to Reuters, this forecast was “significantly stronger,” then in July 2020, when the CBO predicted, “a 4% real GDP growth rebound in 2021 after a 5.8% contraction in 2020.”
The article notes that the economy contracted 3.5 percent in 2020.
He next tweets that we’ve made progress in the fight against the coronavirus, but “we need everyone across the country to pull together to get us over the finish line,” he adds “Get vaccinated.”
Speaking of the vaccine…
On June 3rd, 2021, the White House unveiled it’s plan for Global Vaccine Sharing.
Today, the Administration announced its framework for sharing at least 80 million U.S. vaccine doses globally by the end of June and the plan for the first 25 million doses.
Specifically, the Administration announced that:
The United States will share vaccines in service of ending the pandemic globally. Today, the Administration announced its framework for sharing these 80 million U.S. vaccine doses worldwide. Specifically, the United States will:
Share 75% of these vaccines through COVAX. The United States will share at least three-quarters of its donated doses through COVAX, supplying U.S. doses to countries in need. This will maximize the number of vaccines available equitably for the greatest number of countries and for those most at-risk within countries. For doses shared through COVAX, the United States will prioritize Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa, in coordination with the African Union.
Share 25% for immediate needs and to help with surges around the world. The United States has received requests for vaccines from countries all over the world. The U.S. will share up to one-quarter of its donated doses directly with countries in need, those experiencing surges, immediate neighbors, and other countries that have requested immediate U.S. assistance. Specifically, we will:White House.gov. 06/03/2021.
- Set the stage for increased global coverage. The allocation of this first tranche of donated doses reflects the desire of the United States to respond to all regions and lay the ground for increased supply and access throughout the world.
- Prepare for surges and prioritize healthcare workers and other vulnerable populations based on public health data and acknowledged best practice. We will share with countries in urgent need, with a priority on vaccinating frontline workers. The United States will not use its vaccines to secure favors from other countries. The U.S. will work with partners who are both ready and in need. And, our donations will prioritize countries with vaccine readiness plans that prioritize individuals at highest risk of severe disease and those working to help care for them, like health care workers.
- Help countries in need and our neighbors. The United States will share vaccines in our region and across our borders. We first made doses available to our closest neighbors – Canada and Mexico. Our dose sharing approach prioritizes Latin American and the Caribbean on a per capita basis.
In a statement President Biden said in part; We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values. And we will continue to follow the science and to work in close cooperation with our democratic partners to coordinate a multilateral effort, including through the G7.
The CDC said as of June 3rd, 2021; 297.7 million vaccine doses have been administered. Overall, about 169.1 million people, or 50.9% of the total U.S. population, have received at least one dose of vaccine. About 136.6 million people, or 41.2% of the total U.S. population, have been fully vaccinated. As of June 3, the 7-day average number of administered vaccine doses reported to CDC per day was 1.0 million, a 38.2% decrease from the previous week.
He pushes the American Jobs Plan…
For his last tweet on Monday he tells transgender Americans that he has their back.
This pride month the ear worm I’ve caught is this:
And cause I’ve been attempting to ignore the ear worm, I went for a stroll on TikTok, thinking I might find a distraction. I didn’t, obviously, since I posted the video, but I did find the below TikTok, that made me LOL…
@janicebaskin It’s my own personal hell but at least he makes my coffee. #couplesvideo #twotypesofpeople #coffeeaddict #fyp ♬ Jump Around – House Of Pain
Janice and I married the same type of man…I get her.
For Tuesday President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far.
In my opinion this tweet is the beginning of the end to any hope our Congress could function in a functional way.
For his second tweet he shares an opinion piece regarding his traveling overseas tomorrow.
The opinion piece was written by himself.
Here are some excerpts:
On Wednesday, I depart for Europe on the first foreign travel of my presidency. It is a trip stacked with meetings with many of our closest democratic partners — including the Group of Seven nations, our NATO allies and the leadership of the European Union — before concluding by meeting with Vladimir Putin. In this moment of global uncertainty, as the world still grapples with a once-in-a-century pandemic, this trip is about realizing America’s renewed commitment to our allies and partners, and demonstrating the capacity of democracies to both meet the challenges and deter the threats of this new age.
In the United Kingdom, after meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to affirm the special relationship between our nations, I will participate in the G-7 summit. This group of leading democracies and economies has not met in person in two years due to the coronavirus. Ending this pandemic, improving health security for all nations and driving a robust, inclusive global economic recovery will be our top priorities.
Already, the G-7 finance ministers have made an unprecedented commitment to build momentum for a global minimum tax rate of at least 15 percent to end the race-to-the-bottom on corporate taxation. And with the United States back in the chair on the issue of climate change, we have an opportunity to deliver ambitious progress that curbs the climate crisis and creates jobs by driving a global clean-energy transition.
In Brussels, at the NATO summit, I will affirm the United States’ unwavering commitment to Article 5 and to ensuring our alliance is strong in the face of every challenge, including threats like cyberattacks on our critical infrastructure.
While in Brussels, I’ll meet with the president of the European Commission and the president of the European Council to discuss how the United States and Europe can work in close coordination on global challenges. We will focus on ensuring that market democracies, not China or anyone else, write the 21st-century rules around trade and technology. And we will continue to pursue the goal of a Europe whole, free and at peace.
So, when I meet with Vladimir Putin in Geneva, it will be after high-level discussions with friends, partners and allies who see the world through the same lens as the United States, and with whom we have renewed our connections and shared purpose. We are standing united to address Russia’s challenges to European security, starting with its aggression in Ukraine, and there will be no doubt about the resolve of the United States to defend our democratic values, which we cannot separate from our interests.
n my phone calls with President Putin, I have been clear and direct. The United States does not seek conflict. We want a stable and predictable relationship where we can work with Russia on issues like strategic stability and arms control. That’s why I acted immediately to extend the New START treaty for five years and bolster the security of the American people and the world.
At the same time, I have also imposed meaningful consequences for behaviors that violate U.S. sovereignty, including interference in our democratic elections. And President Putin knows that I will not hesitate to respond to future harmful activities. When we meet, I will again underscore the commitment of the United States, Europe and like-minded democracies to stand up for human rights and dignity.
This is a defining question of our time: Can democracies come together to deliver real results for our people in a rapidly changing world? Will the democratic alliances and institutions that shaped so much of the last century prove their capacity against modern-day threats and adversaries? I believe the answer is yes. And this week in Europe, we have the chance to prove it.Washington Post. 06/05/2021.
Today’s White House press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time and will include two special guests; Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Sameera Fazili, and Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness Peter Harrell.