Marking the end of his first year in office with a long, wide-ranging formal press conference, President Biden said it had been “a year of challenges, but also a year of enormous progress,” citing statistics on vaccinations, job creation and cuts to child poverty.
“Still for all this progress, I know there’s a lot of frustration and fatigue in this country,” Biden said during lengthy opening remarks, referencing the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about inflation.
He acknowledged that his administration could have been quicker to boost testing for the virus. “Should we have done more testing earlier? Yes. But we’re doing more now,” he said.
And while he emphasized that the nation had endured “two years of physical, emotional, psychological weight” of the pandemic, he said America still had a bright future.
“Some people call this a new normal. I call it a job not-yet-finished,” Biden said.
Listen to John Rothmann‘s take on Biden’s press conference.
Meanwhile in Washington, Trump’s attorneys asked the Supreme Court of the United States reverse rulings by the federal appeals court in Washington and block the release of the congressional records even after President Joe Biden waived executive privilege over them.
John Rothmann shares the high court’s decision and more on Biden’s press conference.
The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro welcomes ABC Washington Correspondent Em Nguyen to review Democrat efforts to push through the voting rights bill as they state they will keep trying. Also, did President Biden’s 2-hour press conference portray him as strong enough to deal with the nation’s problems?
KGO Political Analyst Gary Dietrich shares insight with the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro about yesterday’s two-hour long press conference by President Biden, saying he displayed a lot of strength and confidence with such a long outing.