Addressing the nation is a considerable part of being president of the United States. Thus far, this is something that President Biden has neglected to do. In fact, a good deal of the American public is wondering why the 46th president has yet to hold a simple press conference.
The White House appears to be working to shield Biden from unfiltered interactions with the media. This marks a predictable parallel to how Biden’s handlers dealt with him when he was running for office during the 2020 presidential race. Of course, all of this comes on top of the vice president phoning world leaders as a proxy for Biden.
However, news has apparently reached the White House that the Democrat president needs to get out and face the nation. According to Newsmax, Biden will deliver a primetime address to America this Thursday.
A Closer Look at Biden’s Upcoming Primetime Address
The 46th president’s primetime address will come on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19’s impact on the nation.
During Biden’s remarks, he will discuss various sacrifices the country has made in the name of stopping coronavirus; the commander-in-chief is moreover expected to mention various losses that Americans have endured as a result of the virus.
Psaki says Biden will on Thursday deliver his first primetime address since taking office, marking the anniversary of March 11, 2020, Covid-19 shutdowns.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 8, 2021
According to the White House press secretary, Biden will attempt to pave a path for the future during his primetime address. This path will involve the president’s notion of what Americans should do to crush COVID-19 and gradually return to normal.
Biden’s primetime address will also come at an interesting moment. It also won’t change the fact that he has yet to hold a press conference or set a date for the standard congressional joint session address.
Reactions to the Upcoming Primetime Address
Many Americans are eager for the president’s primetime address to the country. Others have stated that it’s “about time” Biden got before the nation and spoke to its people as a president should.
We can contain this virus.
We can vaccinate America.
We can begin to return to our normal lives.
Congress needs to pass the American Rescue Plan to get it done.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 8, 2021
The 46th president’s primetime address is also expected to tie into the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion spending plan is very much removed from COVID-19 relief, despite its marketing as a coronavirus relief package; however, because the American Rescue Plan passed in the Senate with only Democrats’ votes, the public shouldn’t be shocked if Biden brings this up.
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