For Tuesday August 24th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. He has also received a briefing on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. This morning D.C., time, President Biden met virtually with the G7 leaders to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. This afternoon President Biden will offer remarks regarding the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
President Biden has not tweeted for Tuesday so far, he has retweeted 2 times.
When Biden Bits for Monday was posted President Biden had 1 tweet. He added 7 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 8 tweets and 0 retweets.
The YouTube video is 10 minutes and 49 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
President Biden (0:37): So let me say this loudly and clearly: If you have — if you’re one of the millions of Americans who said that they will not get the shot when it’s — until it has full and final approval of the FDA, it has now happened. The moment you’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s time for you to go get your vaccination and get it today. Today. It’s an important moment in our fight against the pandemic.
Early Monday the FDA announced the full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine “Comirnaty” is it’s name. The vaccine is approved for individuals 16 years and up.
President Biden (6:24): Last week, we saw a record of vaccinations — more than 1 million shots a day for three state da- — for three straight days. This is the first time this has happened since June.
The video is 16 seconds long filmed inside the Oval Office.
President Biden: Today, the FDA gave final approval of the Pfizer vaccine, saying it’s perfectly safe. So if you’ve been waiting for that approval to get your vaccine, get it today. Get the vaccine today.
Monday afternoon President Biden welcomed the WNBA Champions the Seattle Storm to the White House to honor their win.
The YouTube video is 16 minutes and 55 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
The video is 26 seconds long featuring snips taken from his remarks.
President Biden (0:30): [And, look,] I’m honored to welcome to the White House the 2020 WNBA Champions, the Seattle Storm. (Applause.)
President Biden (7:59): And what makes this team remarkable is they don’t just win games, they change lives.
President Biden (9:43): [And] these women are amazing athletes. They’re the best in the world. And we honor them by showing up for them. To the whole Storm family, thank you all and congratulations. And best of luck for this — the rest of the season.
He shared one tweet regarding Afghanistan.
The video is 38 seconds long and is snip from remarks he gave on Sunday. His full remarks can be found here.
President Biden (14:44): Nothing about this effort is easy, but the women and men of the United States Armed Forces are acting bravely and with professionalism and with a basic human copassio- — compassion. I want to offer my profound thanks to our service members on the ground in Kabul, and to all those at U.S. bases around the world who are welcoming and caring — and caring for these evacuees. And to all the diplomats and civil servants who are working around the clock to rescue American citizens, the citizens of our Allies, our Afghan partners, vulnerable Afghans — such as women leaders and journalists [— what we are doing is extraordinary, and you have to think of the — of all they’re doing. It’s thanks to the people who, from all over the world, who are helping this effort.]
President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for noon D.C., time.
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will like field questions about a “secret” meeting between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban’s de facto leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar. The Washington Post was the first to report the meeting in Kabul. The meeting took place on Monday according to U.S. Officials familiar with the matter.
CIA Director William J. Burns held a secret meeting Monday in Kabul with the Taliban’s de facto leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in the highest-level face-to-face encounter between the Taliban and the Biden administration since the militants seized the Afghan capital, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomacy.Washington Post. 08/24/2021.
Baradar, who was released for jail in 2018, served as “the Taliban’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the United States in Qatar that resulted in an agreement with the Trump administration on the withdrawal of U.S. forces. In November 2020, he posed for a photo in front of gold-rimmed chairs with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”
While the Washington Post received no comment from the CIA on the meeting. It appears the meeting was regarding allowing Afghanistan evacuations beyond the August 31st, 2021, deadline.