When Biden Bits was posted for Friday, President Biden had not tweeted. He ended up with a Friday Tweeting Total of 10 tweets and 0 retweets.
The video is 2 minutes and 10 seconds long. It was taken during President Biden’s meeting with; Retailers and Infant Formula Manufacturers. The meeting took place on May 12th, 2022.
I was gonna transcribe it, but yeah, time, issues, and it’s Monday got the best of me…
The White House posted the following readout:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland to discuss the close defense and security cooperation between our countries as well as our respective efforts aimed at strengthening Transatlantic security. President Biden underscored his support for NATO’s Open Door policy and for the right of Finland and Sweden to decide their own future, foreign policy, and security arrangements. The leaders also discussed the close partnership among our countries across a range of global issues, based on our common values and interests. They reiterated their shared commitment to continued coordination in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people affected by the war.White House.gov. 05/13/2022.
The YouTube is 20 minutes and 25 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
We need to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2022
That’s why we designed the American Rescue Plan not only to beat the pandemic and rebuild our economy — but to restore public safety.
Through the American Rescue Plan, we provided $350 billion directly to cities, counties, and states. Money they could use to hire back police officers and to invest in proven strategies like community violence interruption and prevention programs.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2022
Because of the American Rescue Plan funding, states and cities added back 460,000 jobs — including police officers, firefighters, educators, and other important roles.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2022
Not a single Republican member of Congress voted for the funding for law enforcement and public safety.
President Biden: We all agreed, as I’ve said from the outset, that the answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities, investing in crime prevention and accountable community police officers who’ll walk the beat, know the neighborhood, and who can restore trust and safety in the neighborhoods. That’s what it is.
President Biden: That’s why we designed the American Rescue Plan not only to beat the pandemic, but to rebuild our economy, but to restore public safety. And we understood the challenge from the beginning.
President Biden: Through the law, we provided $350 billion — let me say that again — $350 billion directly — not to the legislatures — directly to cities, counties, and states independently of one another — money that could be used to hire back police officers, to invest in proven strategies like community violence interruption and prevention programs, and to keep their cities and counties safe, and ease the burden on law enforcement. Because of that funding, states and cities were able to add back 460,000 jobs, including police officers, in addition to firefighters, educators, and other critically important roles.
Semi-related to his remarks…
President Biden: I just met with this remarkable group of local officials and police chiefs standing alongside me here. We wanted to talk about what they’re doing to reduce violence and to keep our community safe, and how more communities can follow their lead to reduce crime and ensure public safety as we — as we head into the summer.
The YouTube is 7 minutes and 9 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
The White House posted a joint-statement from the leaders of the summit; given my issues this morning, I will not be copying and pasting that statement.
His full statement:
Jill and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa was a true partner and friend of the United States throughout his decades-long tenure as President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and in his earlier role as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. On behalf of the American people, I offer my condolences to Sheikh Khalifa’s family and all Emiratis as they mourn this great loss. We will honor his memory by continuing to strengthen the longstanding ties between the governments and people of the United States and the United Arab Emirates.White House.gov. 05/13/2022.
On Sunday the White House announced the; Presidential Delegation to the United Arab Emirates to Pay Respects Upon the Death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to pay respects upon the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, on May 16, 2022.
The Honorable Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America, will lead the delegation.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
Mr. Sean Murphy, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
The Honorable Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States
The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense of the United States
The Honorable John F. Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
The Honorable Philip Gordon, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President
The Honorable William Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The Honorable Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, National Security Council
The Honorable Barbara Leaf, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa, National Security CouncilWhite House.gov. 05/15/2022.
The Vice President’s Press Secretary Kristen Allen released the following statement on Saturday:
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on May 16 to lead a Presidential Delegation and offer condolences on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration and the American people on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. She will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. In addition to honoring the memory and the legacy of Sheikh Khalifa, the Vice President will underscore the strength of the partnership between our countries and our desire to further deepen our ties in the coming months and years.White House.gov. 05/14/2022.
The White House posted this readout. You can find the link here.
Saturday’s Tweeting Total is 2 tweets and 0 retweets.
Due to technical difficulties, we can’t offer anything more than the tweet for this. Sorry, guys.
Sunday’s Tweeting Total is 4 tweets and 0 retweets.
Here’s the link for those remarks.
Statement from the President on the mass shooting in Buffalo.
For Monday, May 16th, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief.
President Biden has tweeted 1 time for Monday.
Here’s a statement on awarding the Medal of Valor to fifteen public safety officers.
President Biden’s remarks at the Medal of Valor Ceremony are scheduled for 11:45 a.m. D.C., time.
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. D.C., time.
The reception for Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Mitsotaki is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. D.C., time.
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