Biden Bits: “More United Than Ever”…

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President Biden’s public schedule for Monday 05/22/2023:

Official ScheduleTBD: The President meets with Speaker Kevin McCarthy
The White House Closed Press
10:00 AM In-Town Pool Call Time
The White House
10:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House losed Press

G7 Summit Tweets

From Friday…

The video snip is 21 seconds long. There is no voiceovers only music.

Show more =’s restricting their access to the international finance system, and reducing reliance on Russian energy.

From Saturday…

The video clip is 1 minute and 21 seconds long. The voice over snips are taken from remarks the two leaders offered prior to their bilateral meeting:

Their full remarks:

President Biden:

Well, Mr. Prime Minister, it’s wonderful to see you. I’m sorry this meeting is not taking place in your country, Australia. And I deeply appreciate the flexibility in meeting me here at the G7 meeting.

And that’s because we’ve got a lot to discuss. Together, we’ve delivered historic — a historic year, the both of us. And it’s between our — the meeting between Australia and the United States.

In March, in San Diego, we — we stood together. Prime Minister Sunak was also here, you — I might add — (laughs) — to announce the generational commitment to a shared security through our — our AUKUS trilateral partnership.

Australia and the United States have stood together to defend our shared domestic values, including supporting the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against Russia’s brutal aggression.

And together, we’ve expanded our cooperation across a range of challenges, from space to emerging technologies, while advancing our shared vision to a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific.

And we’re launching a new joint initiative to accelerate a transition to clean energy, including by building more resilient critical mineral supply chains. This is a huge step, from our perspective — a huge step forward in our fight against the climate crisis. And I want to thank you for your strong leadership and your partnership in this challenge.

I’m looking forward to our conversation today and hosting you for a official state visit this year in Washington, D.C.

And again, I truly apologize to you for having you to come here, rather than me being in Australia right now. But we have a little thing going on at home I got to pay attention to.

So, thank you very much. And the floor is yours, sir.

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

Well, thank you very much, Mr. President. And, certainly, I understand the circumstances that led us to hold the Sydney Quad meeting in Hiroshima later this evening, but also to catch up with our bilateral that we had scheduled for a few days’ time.

We appreciate the alliance as our most important relationship. And today, what we’ve done is add a new element to that alliance up front, very clearly, unequivocally: climate action. Because climate action, of course, is a national security issue.

And it is good that we’ve been able to show the nature of the Quad is that it’s a pragmatic gathering, which is about outcomes. And we’re getting those outcomes. I’m sure we’ll be successful later today. But also, we’ve had important outcomes with the agreement that we’ve just signed — the statement of intent.

And I want to say that I appreciate very much the issue that I raised with you in San Diego has been progressed really — your support for Congress in showing that Australia is a domestic source under the Defense Production Act. That’s really important.

I went to the UK recently for the coronation and went up to Barrow to look at the nuclear-powered subs that are being built there.

And AUKUS is progressing between our three countries as well. And it’s important that we progress pillar two as part of that implementation.

I’m saddened that you are unable to — to come down next week, but I understand the circumstances that you’re dealing with, and *I would have done exactly the same thing. All politics is local*, as — as you and I both understand.

And I look forward at some time in the future to you — you visiting. You would always be a very welcome visitor in Australia, as you have been in the past as — as Vice President.

And I’m very much looking forward to the state visit as well, as is — as is Jodie. We’re really looking forward to — to visiting D.C. and to continuing to build on the relationship that just goes from strength to strength.

[the end bits]

PRESIDENT BIDEN: And it has. And all politics may be local, but our friendship is permanent.


PRESIDENT BIDEN: Thank you. Thank you.

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*”I would have done exactly the same thing. All politics is local” appears out of order in the video.*

The reporters tossing questions bit:

Q Mr. President, how concerned about — are you about the debt talks at home?


(Cross-talk by reporters.)

Q Are Republicans negotiating in good faith?

PRESIDENT BIDEN: This — this goes in stages.

Q Mr. President —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: I’ve been in these negotiations before. It started off —

Q Mr. President —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: Shush up, okay? Thank you.

The — it goes in stages. And what happens is the first meetings weren’t all that progressive. The second ones were. The third one was. And then, what happens is they — the carriers go back to the principles and say, “This is what we’re thinking about.” And then, people put down new claims.

I still believe we’ll be able to avoid a default and we’ll get something decent done. Thank you.

White 05/20/23.

From Sunday…

The YouTube is 38 minutes and 25 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

From Monday…

Remarks by President Biden in a Press Conference (05/21/2023).

The video is 1 minute and 1 second long.

President Biden:

Now, we’ve had a — we’ve had a packed few days here at Hiroshima and, I think, with very productive and important meetings at the G7 Summit.

We also held the Quad meeting here in Hiroshima, rather than Australia, and important bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan, Prime Minister Albanese of Australia, and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, as well as the Prime Minister of India


Over the past few days have showcased the unity — the unity of purpose among the G7.  It’s a very different organization that it was 5, 7, 10 years ago, because we’re addressing the challenges that matter most to the world.


And on many of the issues that matter to the American people — accelerating our clean energy transition, preventing another pandemic, dealing with China, standing up for Ukraine — the meetings I’ve had with my fellow G7 leaders have left us more united, more resolved, and more determined to set up for the greater progress in the months ahead.


The past few days have once more underscored how important America’s global leadership is.  A presumptuous thing for an American President to say, but I think you’ll find, if you ask if any of our colleagues, it’s true.

The security and prosperity of the American people are substantially increased by working in concert with our closest allies and partners to build a future of greater economic strength and resilience and a world that is more peaceful and stable.

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Most Things G7 Summit Related From the White House

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Debt Ceiling/Bipartisan Infrastructure Tweets

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From Sunday…

Show more =’s continue reducing the deficit – if only they’d listen.

Remarks by President Biden in a Press Conference (05/21/2023).

The video clip is 46 seconds long.

President Biden:

And so, let me be clear: I’m not going to agree to a deal that protects, for example, a $30 billion tax break for the oil industry, which made $200 billion last year — they don’t need an incentive of another $30 billion — while putting healthcare of 21 million Americans at risk by going after Medicaid.

I’m not going to agree to a deal that protects $200 billion in excess payments for pharmaceutical industries and refusing to count that while cutting over 100,000 schoolteachers and — and assistants’ jobs, 30,000 law enforcement officers’ jobs cut across the — the entire United States of America.

And I’m not going to agree to a deal that protects wealthy tax cheats and crypto traders while putting food assistance at risk for nearly a hundred — excuse me — nearly 1 million Americans.

And it’s time for Republicans to accept that there is no bipartisan deal to be made solely — solely on their partisan terms.  They have to move as well.

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From Sunday…

Remarks by President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff at a Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month (05/16/2023).

The video clip is 1 minute and 16 seconds long.

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff:

President Biden.  First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.  My wife, Kamala Harris, the Vice President.  Hello, Vice President!  (Laughter and applause.)  And all of our esteemed guests.  It is so great to join you for a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration at the White House!  (Applause.)

We have come together to celebrate our heritage and honor the achievements of Jewish Americans throughout history.  And that history goes all the way back to our founding, when Jewish American patriots fought to help secure independence and later helped save our union during the Civil War and have fought so valiantly in all subsequent wars.

And throughout the eras, there have been outstanding Jewish Americans who have achieved so much in their fields — legendary activists, artists, entertainers, athletes, businesspeople, those in politics, and so many more.  And we especially pay tribute to all of those who struggled and persevered and who fought for equality, for justice, for fairness so that all of us could be here today.

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President Biden:

We also know the contributions of Jewish Americans are shadowed by a long and painful history of the oldest and most sinister forces, hate and antisemitism — like the story of Leo Frank you just heard from the — for our performers on Broadway in the show “Parade.”  I thank them for telling the truth about what happened so it cannot be buried — buried or erased.  It matters that the truth be made public.


Under my presidency, we’re going to continue to condemn and combat antisemitism at every turn.


You know, the American story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us.  And that’s the American story.  It’s been written in part by Jewish Americans who have turned their pain and purpose into bringing us closer to realizing the promise for all Americans.

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