The president found himself at the forefront of difficult questions and criticism during his first press conference.
President Joe Biden, who recently came across a major legal breakthrough and a more reliable speculation on the distribution of drug growth and economic growth, has been hit by difficult, common working conditions this week. There were unplanned problems – such as the safety of the guns, following the mass shootings during the week – and problems that remained for former officials, such as North Korea and controlling immigration into the southern border.
Candidate Biden could join critics of former President Donald Trump in criticizing administrative policy, misconduct and ambiguity. President Biden found himself facing those questions and criticism as he held his first press conference as president on Thursday afternoon.
In just two months in office, Biden has been embroiled in controversy over his future with his political party – whether he will run in the 2024 re-election (he said he intends to do so) and whether the anti-voter rules will end open for more Democrats outside the House and Senate in 2022.
He was asked what he would do with North Korea (he said he was negotiating with his aides and would “respond appropriately” if a powerful country raises its provocative character) and China (Biden said Chinese President Xi Jinping “has no freedom – with a ‘D’ in his body” and added that the US will want China to play by international trade rules).
In Afghanistan, another issue that has been a hot topic for leaders of both parties since the United States invaded the country after 9/11, Biden said he would not be able to commit to the May 1 deadline for all U.S. forces. Out of the world. Asked if they would still be there for a year, Biden said he had a hard time figuring that out.
“We will go,” the president said. “The question is when will we leave.”
And you were asked what all the new interested presidents are asking: How do you expect to find your agenda for prominence through Congress?
In that question, Biden was clearly divided between adherence to the U.S. Senate yore – where he served – and the deepest faction now on its way to Biden’s agenda.
Biden has repeatedly rejected calls to end the Senate filibuster, a sign of his adherence to a time of great cooperation in the world’s largest negotiating body. Presidents do not have a legal role to play in deciding whether to have a flag – that’s up to the Senate. But as the leader of his party, Biden can move forward to end it or reduce it.
Biden noted that between 1917 and 1971, there were 58 proposals to end filibuster. Last year, “they were five times more than most,” Biden added in a scolding. “So it’s being abused in a big way.” Filibusters are usually put in by a small group, which is the role Democrats played last year.
Biden called for a return to the “speaking philanthropist,” forcing the chiefs to stand on the Senate stand and continue to speak if they wanted to block the vote.
“It used to be that you had to stand there and talk and talk and talk until you fainted,” said Biden, who is known for his long answers to questions. “Guess what? People are tired of talking and tired of fainting.”
Biden acknowledged that the filibuster was used to limit voting rights – and outraged in his press conference he called on the Republican efforts to reduce access to “sick” voters and to recall Jim Crow’s laws imposing racism and racism.
But he said he was not prepared to recommend the complete removal of the controversial strategy because politics is a “possible art,” and he still hoped to gain the support of the GOP through his proposals.
The press conference pointed to a major change in events similar to Biden’s predecessors. Former President Donald Trump’s first press conference – the only such event in his first year, albeit earlier in his administration than Biden ‘- was intense, especially when it came to the media.
Trump began his press conference in February, 2017 with a diatribe against the assembled media, saying “the media has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are hurting the American people.” In response to questions, Trump mocked the unsuccessful “New York Times” and “fake news.”
Biden, on the other hand, posed the first question to the Associated Press, as has been a long tradition, and then appealed to women of color – another deviation from Trump’s behavior, who repeatedly criticized young female journalists. Biden agreed to be followed, even though reporters interrupted him to ask another question.
But the usual way of communicating with the media did not mean that the president had escaped critical questions. He started a press conference with the impression that he had set himself a new vaccine – 200 million in the first 100 days of his presidency, doubling the previous goal. He also released a $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan transfer, adding that most economists now predict that gross domestic product will grow by more than 6% this year.
None of that announcement was made to the media for the next hour. Instead, Biden was asked repeated questions about the state of the border – a problem Biden used against Trump during the campaign.
One reporter noted that the two young children who arrived at the southern border did not take anyone with them because their mother – a journalist who spoke to her personally – said she knew Biden was kind enough to let the children into the country.