When Biden Bits was posted for Wednesday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 7 tweets giving him a Wednesday Tweeting Total of 8 tweets and 0 retweets.
This is the first time the @POTUS account has duplicated a tweet. I’m gonna assume it was scheduled, they didn’t see it drop, and manually pushed out the tweet…
President Biden: In you, I see who we are as a nation. The only nar- — nation in the world that can be defined by one word — one word. I was asked when I was in the Tibetan Plateau with Xi Jinping — and he looked at me. We had just — I had a simultaneous interpreter, and he had one. And he looked at me and he said, “Can you define America for me?” It’s a true story; it’s been published all over the world by now. And I said, “Yes, I can, in one word: possibilities.” We believe: In America, anything is possible. And you are the explanation of what we mean. (Applause.) You are — it’s all about possibility, breaking limits. You represent the very soul of America, and that’s not hyperbole. You genuinely do.
Wednesday President Biden offered remarks on the economy. The YouTube is 12 minutes and 1 second long. His full remarks can be found here. Three of his added tweets are taken from his remarks.
President Biden: Let me remind you again: I reduced the federal deficit. All the talk about the deficit from my Republican friends, I love it. I’ve reduced $350 billion in my first year in office. And we’re on track to reduce it by the end of September by another 1 trillion 500 billion dollars — the largest drop ever.
President Biden: And — all kidding aside, I — this week, my administration released new information that contains that we’re on track to cut the federal deficit by another — another $1.5 trillion by the end of this fiscal year — the biggest decline in a single year ever in American history. And the biggest decline on top of us having a $350 billion drop in the deficit last year, my first year as President.
President Biden: We also learned that for the first time since 2016, the Treasury Department is planning to pay down the national debt issued to the public this quarter. And for all the talk that Republicans make about deficits, it didn’t happen a single quarter under my predecessor. Not once.
The clip is 15 seconds long taken from remarks he gave Tuesday regarding U.S., security assistance to Ukraine. The YouTube is 17 minutes and 45 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
Those Javelins I saw — there’s 10 for every tank that there is in Ukraine right now. You’re changing people’s lives. (Applause.) We built the weapons — no, you really do. But we built the weapons and the equipment that helped defend freedom and sovereignty in Europe years ago. But that’s true again today. You know, some of the best, most effective weapons in our arsenal are those Javelin missiles, like the ones manufactured right here in Pike County.
For Thursday, May 5th, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief. This afternoon the President and First Lady host; a Cinco de Mayo reception with Mrs. Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller de López Obrador, Wife of the President of Mexico.
President Biden has tweeted…
He’s tweeted 1 time and retweeted 1 time so far for Thursday.
Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Mexico and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5, 2022, and continuing.
The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance and reimbursement for mass care including evacuation and shelter support in the counties of Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia.
Lastly, Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Sandra L. Eslinger as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance tomorrow by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.White House.gov. 05/04/2022.
CNN reported this morning that; Some 300,000 acres have burned this year in New Mexico — more than the past two full years combined, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. The Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire — the biggest US fire this year and the second-largest in New Mexico in at least 30 years — had torched more than 165,000 acres by Thursday, destroyed dozens of homes and could threaten more than 15,000 more this week, officials have said.
Mora and San Miguel county officials say the Hermits/Peak Canyon Fire have destroyed 172 homes. The officials also say this is a “long-term event”, and that they don’t “anticipate having ‘control’ of the fire anytime soon.”
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. D.C., time.
The Cinco de Mayo reception is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. D.C., time.
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