On Thursday afternoon, President Joe Biden broke his drought and finally faces reporters in a formal press conference setting for the first time since he took office. Then, instead of giving any real answers, he just turned and blamed President Donald Trump for all the problems he is facing, such as the border crisis. An issue that Trump was strict on and had a plan in place (border wall) and Biden cancelled to do things his own way....that’s when the crisis began.
"All I know, I've been hired to solve problems, to solve problems, not create division," Biden said.
"I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I'm the nice guy," he continued, speaking about the border. "That's the reason why it's happening? That I'm a decent man, or however it's phrased? That's why they're coming, because they know Biden's a good guy? Truth of the matter is, nothing has changed."
He also touched on the Senate filibuster, which requires 60 votes to end a debate on legislation and take it to a vote. "It used to be you had to stand there and talk and talk and talk and talk and talk until you collapsed," Biden said. "And guess what? People got tired of talking and tired of collapsing. Filibusters broke down and we're able to break the filibuster and get a quorum and vote. So, I strongly support moving in that direction."
Biden was the first chief executive in four decades to have reached this far into his term without having conducted a formal question-and-answer session.
Here is a breakdown of the past presidents' first question-and-answer press conferences, according to Fox News:
- 2017 President Donald Trump: 77 minutes, taking 30 questions.
- 2009 President Barack Obama: 58 minutes, taking 13 questions.
- 2001 President George W. Bush: 29 minutes, taking 20 questions.
In the end, Biden's event lasted about an hour and featured 28 questions -- 18 of which were follow-ups -- from 10 reporters.
"I hoped to get 100 million shots in people's arms in my first 100 days," Biden told reporters. "We met that goal last week by day 58, 42 days ahead of schedule.
"Now, today I'm setting a second goal, and that is we will, by my 100th day in office, have administered 200 million shots in people's arms. That's right. 200 million shots, in 100 days. I know it's ambitious. Twice our original goal. But no other country in the world has even come close, not even close to what we are doing. I believe we can do it."
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