His handlers have shielded him from the American public long enough.
Joe Biden is set to publicly address the American people in prime time. The special occasion comes as America “celebrates” the first anniversary of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdowns on Thursday. This will mark Biden’s first major address since taking office on Inauguration Day.
Quite an unfortunate reason for Biden to celebrate.
White House Press Sec Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday’s event at her daily press briefing on Monday.
Psaki said Biden looks forward to “highlighting the role that Americans will play in beating the virus and moving the country toward getting back to normal.”
Biden has blamed the pandemic for breaking many of the presidential traditions honored by his predecessors. He has shielded himself from the press but not doing a solo briefing, and he’s yet to schedule a date to address a joint session in Congress.
Former President Donald Trump will not be recognized in Biden’s prime time speech, despite his building of Operation Warp Speed, which incentivized pharmaceutical companies to produce a Coronavirus vaccine in record time.
Joe Biden is expected to deliver his televised speech after Congress passes the enormous $1.9 trillion relief bill.
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Trump declared a national emergency in the U.S. on March 13, 2020, essentially shutting down the economy for nearly a year.