Biden Bits: That Can’t Be True…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Monday.

When Biden Bits was posted for Friday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 6 tweets giving him a Friday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

Since Saturday and Sunday happened after Friday, some of his tweets overlap…

Saturday’s Tweeting Total: 5 tweets and 0 retweets.
Sunday’s Tweeting Total: 2 tweets and 0 retweets.

Friday was Jobs Report Day; President Biden as is typical offered remarks on the jobs report for May. The YouTube is 19 minutes and 28 seconds long.

President Biden: (1:20) The job market is the strongest it’s been since just after World War Two.  We’ve got more evidence of that today.  We learned that in May the economy added another 390,000 new jobs, bringing the total since I took office to 8.7 million new jobs — an all-time record.

President Biden: (11:39) The point is this: I’m doing everything I can on my own to help working families during this stretch of higher prices.  And I’m going to — I’m going to continue to do that. But Congress needs to act as well.  We can do so much more if we come together to lower the costs for American families.

Saturday’s Jobs Report Tweets:

President Biden: (3:26) The point is this: We’ve laid an economic foundation that’s historically strong.  And now, we’re moving forward to a new moment where we can build on that foundation, build a future of stable, steady growth so we can bring down inflation without sacrificing all the historic gains we’ve made.  And that’s what we’re beginning to see in today’s jobs report. 

President Biden: (6:39) I led the world to coordinate the largest release of global oil reserves in history — 240 million barrels — to boost global supply and keep prices from rising even more. I directed the sale of gasoline using homegrown biofuels this summer.

President Biden: (7:12) But actions have already helped to blunt that — what would have been an even larger Putin price hike.

President Biden: (7:27) But the fact is this: There’s more than one way to solve this problem.  If food and gas prices are going to be elevated by Putin’s price hike, one way we can make things a little better for families is by helping them save on other basic items their family needs on a monthly basis, like their utility bills, their Internet bills, their prescription drug bills, and other costs like housing.

President Biden: (7:58) For example, here’s something we can do right now: Congress could help ease the costs for families right away by passing my clean energy investment proposal that I’ve proposed that’s been sitting there.  Things like tax credits for businesses to produce clean energy and tax cuts for families to make their homes more energy efficient.  That’s what it results in. 

Friday’s and Sunday’s tweets regarding gun violence…

On Thursday, President Biden offered rare evening remarks on the “recent tragic mass shootings.” The YouTube is 17 minutes and 7 seconds long.

President Biden: (9:35) We should repeal the liability shield that often protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons.  They’re the only industry in this country that has that kind of immunity. Imagine — imagine if the tobacco industry had been immune from being sued — where we’d be today.  The gun industry’s special protections are outrageous.  It must end.

President Biden: (11:36) I just told you what I’d do.  The question now is: What will the Congress do?

President Biden: (12:44) I support the bipartisan efforts that include a small group of Democrats and Republican senators trying to find a way.  But my God, the fact that the majority of the Senate Republicans don’t want any of these proposals even to be debated or come up for a vote, I find unconscionable.

We can’t fail the American people again.

President Biden: (8:59) But as soon as he turned 18, he purchased two assault weapons for himself.  Because in Texas, you can be 18 years old and buy an assault weapon even though you can’t buy a pistol in Texas until you’re 21. If we can’t ban assault weapons, as we should, we must at least raise the age to be able to purchase one to 21.

President Biden: (6:14) We should limit how many rounds a weapon can hold.  Why in God’s name should an ordinary citizen be able to purchase an assault weapon that holds 30-round magazines that let mass shooters fire hundreds of bullets in a matter of minutes? The damage was so devastating in Uvalde, parents had to do DNA swabs to identify the remains of their children — 9- and 10-year-old children.  Enough.

The Other Tweets:

The White House posted the following Proclamation; on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2022

The United States is a Nation of immigrants — shaped by the courageous people from around the world who leave their homes, lives, and loved ones to seek refuge and opportunity on our shores.  Their sacrifices and entrepreneurial spirit have contributed to the rich tapestry that has defined the character of our country for generations.  Since our founding, the very idea of America as a Nation of limitless possibilities has been nurtured and advanced by immigrants.  During National Immigrant Heritage Month, we honor the contributions of immigrants to our great Nation and celebrate their profound impact.

     Immigrants fuel our economy and work in every profession, including health care, public service, law, education, engineering, construction, caregiving, manufacturing, service, agriculture, and countless other industries.  They create new businesses, small and large, and generate millions of jobs in America.  They are essential workers, providing critical services during COVID-19 and serving on the frontlines of research for vaccines and treatments.  Immigrants have also helped the United States lead the world in science, technology, and innovation while contributing to the arts, culture, and government.  They bring new traditions, customs, and perspectives that keep American innovation dynamic.

     My Administration is committed to ensuring that our immigration system is accessible and humane.  I have called on the Congress to pass long-overdue legislation to comprehensively reform our immigration system.  Through multiple Executive Orders, I have also directed agencies across the Federal Government to remove barriers that improperly impede access to immigration benefits and to assure fair and timely adjudication of those benefits.

     An important part of our commitment is recognizing that, too often, immigrants face discrimination, xenophobia, and violence.  Hate and fear are being given too much oxygen by those who pretend to love America but do not understand America.  To confront the dangerous ideology of hate requires caring about all people — including our Nation’s immigrants.  After all, the fundamental promise of America is that all of us are created equal and deserve to be treated equally throughout our lives.  As a Nation, we have never fully lived up to that promise, but we have never walked away from it either.  That is why my Administration will continue to use every tool at our disposal to ensure that all immigrants feel safe, valued, and respected.  

     The United States has long been a refuge for those seeking safe haven.  In the wake of World War II, we opened our doors to hundreds of thousands fleeing the devastation in Europe and the horrors of the Holocaust.  After the Vietnam War and other conflicts in Southeast Asia, we formed the United States Refugee Admissions Program, which has welcomed more than 3 million people fleeing persecution and war since 1980.  More recently, we welcomed tens of thousands of Afghans and their families who served honorably alongside American forces, and we are now welcoming thousands of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion.  My Administration continues to extend Temporary Protected Status for vulnerable migrant populations throughout the world who cannot safely return to their countries of origin.  Furthermore, my Administration is committed to promoting naturalization and breaking down barriers to United States citizenship for all eligible candidates — a promise that honors our Nation’s values and makes us more secure and prosperous.

     When someone becomes a United States citizen, it gives them the opportunity to fully participate in and contribute their unique talents to our American story.  Each generation of immigrants has made our Nation stronger and reaffirmed that diversity is — and always has been — our greatest strength.  This National Immigrant Heritage Month, we honor our immigrants and recommit to remaining a country worthy of their dreams and aspirations, a Nation true to our enduring values, and a democracy that forever stands as a beacon of hope to the world.

  NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as National Immigrant Heritage Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about the history of our Nation’s diverse and varied immigrant communities and to observe this month with appropriate programming and activities that remind us of the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.

White 05/31/2022.

The FDA on Friday announced:

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities.

Company (Product Origin): Nestlé (Mexico)

Product(s): Gerber Good Start Gentle

Type of Formula: General

Estimated Quantity: About 1.3 million cans (about 2.2 million pounds or nearly 33 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles)

FDA. 06/03/2022.

If you like me went; hey didn’t we cover this announcement on Thursday…

That discussion was regarding a shipment from Nestlé (Germany), that the FDA had announced on Thursday.

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities.

Company (Product Origin): Nestlé (Germany)

Product(s): Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 1 and Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 2

Type of Formula: General

Estimated Quantity: 249,500 cans (about 440,000 pounds or nearly 6.5 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles)

FDA. 06/02/2022.

I love all of you so much, I will not be transcribing this 4 minute and 51 second video of BTS meets President Biden in the Oval Office on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022…

The long play clip features BTS meeting with various people in the White House during their visit to the White House–with several snips of their songs playing in the background.

I’m a total sucker…

YouTube recommended…

As my regular readers know. I’m a fangirl over carpool karaoke…

On Wednesday, President Biden participated in the U.S. Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony. The YouTube is 43 minutes and 46 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

His semi-related remarks to tweet:

President Biden: Admiral Linda Fagan, Coast Guard Academy Class of 1985.  (Applause.)  Class of ’85, stand up if you’re out there.  (Applause.)  Whoa.  Whoa.  (Applause.)  As they say in Southern Delaware, “You all knew it then, didn’t you?”  (Laughter.) Well, you’ve crewed the Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker.  You’ve captained the Port of New York.  You’ve served on all seven continents.  And you’ve commanded the Coast Guard operations in the Pacific.  You’ve served as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. Throughout her decades of service, she has demonstrated an exceptional skill, integrity, and commitment to our country.  She upholds the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard. This moment of acceleration of global challenges and hybrid threats that don’t stop at any border, there’s no one more qualified to lead the proud women and men of the Coast Guard, and she will also be the first woman to serve as Commandant of the Coast Guard — the first woman to lead any branch of the United States Armed Forces.  And it’s about time.  (Applause.) 

For Monday, June 6th, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief. That is all for President Biden’s public schedule.

President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far for Monday…

President Biden: (1:00) At the time I took office, about 16 months ago, the economy had stalled and COVID was out of control. Today, thanks to the economic plan and the vaccination plan that my administration put into action, America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history just two years removed from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression

President Biden: (1:45) After Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after Charleston, after Orlando, after Las Vegas, after Parkland, nothing has been done. This time, that can’t be true. This time, we must actually do something.

The daily press briefing is schedule for 2:30 p.m. D.C., time.

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