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by the press in the world, and if americans believe the best days of the country still lie ahead. ah, well, today is a very important day for president biden because it marks one year in office, his biggest problem, the countries exhaustion over the current of virus pandemic. now this is may democratic worry, the bio ministration is not up to snuff for their upcoming midterm elections. ortiz tricia has had more on what the president had to say. president biden facing tough questions amid several crises as he enters his 2nd year in office. but as biden marks as 300 and 65th day as president, it appears he is looking to reset the trajectory of a presidency struggling to gain traction. it's the year challenges, but it's also been a year, but norma's progress today, president biden unapologetic speaking at
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a rare formal press conference where he shared his take on his performance over the past year. i didn't know the promise id, but i have probably, you know, how performance anybody thought would happen. the president starting the press conference by touting his accomplishments, including the american rescue plan and the bi partisan infrastructure bill, president bite, and also boasting about the 208000000 americans who have been fully vaccinated. we created 6000000 new jobs. were jobs in one year than any time before? unemployment drop, the unemployment rate dropped at 3.9 percent. child poverty dropped by nearly 40 percent. the biggest drop ever an american just why didn't talking about how his administration has started distributing free at home, coven, 1000 testing kits to anyone who request them along with making sure free and 95 masks are available at pharmacies for people to pick them up. we've gone from 0 at home just a year ago to 375000000 test on the market. and just this month,
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to buy tests to the store, your insurance will reverse all the president also interesting. surging prices across the country, inflation hitting its highest level seen in 40 years. gilbert ninety's created a lot of economic complications, including rapid price increases across the world economy. the president, laying out a 3 apart plan saying that he's going to fix the supply chain. he says the infrastructure bill will allow plains and trains and other means of transport to keep up with the demand. his build back better plan. it will also cut the costs of things like child care calling this bill, a game changer and promote competition. because according to the president, a handful of companies dominate certain markets which has driven up prices. overall, president biden was unapologetic and overall, president biden was unapologetic and says he is going to stay the course still though he faces numerous challenges and phases, multiple crises, as he enters the 2nd year of his presidency for news years. he has trinity job as r t now it's been
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a full year since the president campaigned on ending the pandemic and uniting the country. and things may not have gone as planned for the career politician are to correspond natasha, sweet reports. joe biden was one of former president trump and biggest critics. he was outspoken about blame in the pandemic on trump, even the amount of coven death, as we look back to biden's 1st year in office as president service in the oval office may not be as easy as it looks. ju biden quick to criticize former president trump while on the campaign trail back in 2020. anyone is responsible for that many dish should not remain as president of the united states of america. and will biden spoke of united americans on inauguration day last year. his actions when your leader are in question power. this is a mercury day. this is democracy's day, a day of history and hope re no ever is all from mass mandates to an attempted
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vaccine mandate. americans became more divided than ever when it came to cove. it and while much of the mainstream media was supportive of biden's policies, questions arose when he appointed vice president, kamala harris to oversee the plaguing border issues, as searches of migrants came flooding to the u. s. border. however, she continued to not visit the border and only scheduled one after trump announced that he would be visiting the border with texas governor greg abbott. but the actual criticism for biden, from all sides of the aisle amped up over his decision to abruptly pull american troops from afghanistan, which resulted in a taliban takeover. it was timed and this war. and now some analysts say we can expect a more vocal precedent in the coming year, harvet avenue, choir conversations with members of congress for the last 2 months. i've target be quiet during this news conference last week by didn't irving the senate to change filibuster rules which would allow the passage of to voting rights bill. freedom to vote, act and little john lewis,
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advancement news at 79 years old. bite and ranks as the oldest president of the united states long before his decision about afghanistan, critics abide and also questioned his mental fitness for office from congestion at the ports, inflation to large spending bills, a new gallop poll finds biden's approval rating at a new low of 40 percent reporting from los angeles and hospice suites r t. okay. the president, even with his own to our press conference, said that he has work to do now only if he had the experts that we have to advise him on what to do. so to bring in for attorney, robert hello and former ustr official under george bush in brooklyn. steve gill, thanks for joining me gentlemen. ok, robert cove, it is probably the number one thing right now that are on the tops of people's minds and it's been all year since biden has taken office. we have seen a flip flop on mass vaccine mandate and even whose responsibility is to solve the panoramic over the year. let's take a listen. if you've been fully vaccinated,
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you no longer need to wear mask. let me repeat. if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear mask. you don't need a mask when your majority of the vast majority people got vaccinated. i and you know, i know we all wish that we could finally be done with worry mask. i get it. you were a mass when you're in public and endures like work or in a grocery store. ok, robert year ago, with the vaccination, he started, we would not need math mandate. and now we've actually had a supreme court step in and strike down his vaccine mandate. your impression on how biden has handled this past year of code it. what we're doing is i want sending century pandemic. i think we are all going to see evolving information and scientific data. when the vaccines wordlessly released the understanding of that point in time was that if you were vexed native, you will not need to wear mass continuously the evidence. and then the scientific
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method continue to evolve from there and the, and we've got and revolving information as we've got more information studied more uh, more things would in this, but the delta variant we had severe when they were, as was what else would the old micron very, to flood the nation to what it did. i'm the holiday season this year. so i think overall, they've provided a good studying message to the country, understanding the importance of vaccines following scientific information. when the science changes provide that information to republicans, timely matter. yes, there of course been missteps on it. i, i've been a search of never made that initial statement saying to take off your mass because the people who were not that late it just to simply put that as an opportunity to take off their masking, go back to the community. i definitely think mitchell prepared earlier on p, p e, getting these at home co test out 2 months ago instead of right now getting these of hundreds of mill this over in 95. moscow is a get those out. i'm not tobar, not now, but i think overall them would you mysteries is that a good job of studying the nation and trying to term this roy pandemic into simply
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the way in doing that. we can be off on year in europe, leases. i understand that and i went brand, steve on this because of the country's economy and cover have gone hand in hand. this all started on the previous administration. i think we can all acknowledge there were missteps that lead into what biden's had to handle. have her body initial plan once again changed over this past year, just like i did with cove it in regards to economy. take a lesson. time will shut down the virus, not the country shut down, the virus shut down the virus. look, there is no federal solution. this gets solved through the state level. and yet we are seeing a decisions being made encouragement being received the immunization of an entire population that is not vaccinated. they cannot be a part of the economy these days. i feel like so steve, now is going to stay for sponsibility. how would you give biden on how he's handling the economy with coven looming overhead, and this ongoing stimulus checks that we've seen throughout this year. and now, what do we have rapid inflation?
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well, 1st of all, i think the only thing consistent about the bite administration with corona virus has been their inconsistency. they say one thing one day, and they back track. we're now finding out that i've met in an iraq see clerk when that were good therapeutics that were denied that were blocked by doctors in the administration were now being told that, oh yeah, they actually work. you know, we've been told that there are 800900000 deaths. and yet we're now finding out that hospitals, you know about 50 percent 40 percent in those that are actually going through the transparent process of whether people are hospitalized because of cove. it or they're with cove, it, we don't know how many of those deaths were actually because of covert or people who died that within ascribed to cobra. because hospitals were getting bonus checks for putting people down as hospital at death because of cove it. so there's been no transparency in this and unfortunately we're now seeing the economic disaster of how we're doing this testing kits. and k and 95 masked. yeah, they're calling them free mask and free testing kits. i'm sorry,
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i don't know about this president's definition, but they're not free. they are taxpayer paid. and when you do the basic math, you find out that 500000000 covert test, that's that we have a 350000000 person population. that's about one test for every person, one and a half test, the 400000000 k and 95 mass that are a one. use mass that's about one for every person in the country. so we all get our mass. we use them one day because they are one day use and then what i mean, none of the things that they're doing now that are supposedly going to be the correction other than to quote cheap the promises. the president made of 500000000 test kits and 400000000 mass. nothing is actually carrying forward in a way that, that is truthful or, or trustworthy. and i think that's what's gonna continue to hamper the economy if we can't trust them on basic science. how can we trust them on economics? well, and that's the question without authority real quickly at one man like the segment, but also want to talk about what's going on with a get rising gas prices. people are angry,
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there's nothing in the store shelves. it, when, when it was sponsibility, did the buy ministration have for this kink in the supply chain effect? i'm any the king or any president trump. i think at this point it's disintegrating and there's no real healing of how they're going to continue to bring it back in together. you know, this is the fun thing about running for present. you don't just get the problems, you create it, you get the problems, have been in demand nation for the last 20 or 30 years. you don't get to pick your problem. there's, we're little that the president of the united states can do about gas prices because of he could, every single president will have gas, one nickel per gallon. so there's not really that much the person can do about what's going on in opec. what's going on will supply chain to tankers, whether or not a tanker ship is stuck in suez canal for 2 weeks interrupting global supply chains? what i do think the pros can build more proactively on building out the infrastructure as needed in order to get our ports and arose and bridges working fast as they can. we saw the $1.00 trillion dollar infrastructure. we'll get past where we need to be investing directly into our briggs paying people over time to leave
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a boat to the dock and then sure we get the car back rolling because once you get the holes back open, then you'll see the the total demand is pent up and they'll start spraying. got onto the car. okay, robert steve, i want to say we're going to have a group panel at the end of this because this conversation needs to continue. thanks for joining me at this point. now after the break, despite having one of the highest approval ratings, when he went into the office, president biden has the 2nd last approval rating of any modern day president after one year. except for trump is this because of the coverage is getting our lack of accomplishment. we're going to continue our discussion after the break. ah, ah, is your media reflection of reality? ah, in the world transformed what will make you feel safer? isolation for community. are you going the right way,
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or are you being that somewhere? direct? what is true? what is faith? in the world corrupted you need to descend. ah, ah, to join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah ah no other shows are happy to report. pleasant sounding lines are validations are constantly telling us pleasant lies. i'm a show. we dare to delve into unpleasant truth. ah
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yahoo jones, that he me good. nobody calls he reaches control such that i missed the now bush night, nebraska. and of course the global, your special i will the yeah my but i did say that those with the player that was the good question was in your mind, sits in the something that he wanted to double your study where lucille was as much scrolling with soon ruzen cooper balance incident to prove when you moved to search the dual credit for his teacher was also reason is bernice. real good? ah, a fight in had enjoyed self want coverage. byron, overly friendly news media. as critics have alleged, he has from the start. this could be changing because a year into his presidency. we're seeing soaring, inflation had democrats, management and foreign policy blunders which are broad biden's favorability to
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abysmal new lows. so we have to ask, can a pro bided media be expected, continue to cover for his performance? if so, they have their work cut out for them. let's ask 2 media experts and friends of the show what they think. welcome back. it depressed. how steve malls worked, and democratic strategist, robin buried. it's her last panel. i am sure the 2 of you are going to be just as fiery, honest, you're going to have all 4 of you on the end. so want to stay tuned for that one. let's argue steve, on this, had the media been unfairly gentle to the bite administration? oh, of course i mean they, they've been unfairly gentle to, to the whole administration. if you watched some of the press conference today, you had some great sound bites at the beginning. some key points that they were very gentle, they were non confrontational. they were very polite, i could just see trump up there under these circumstances as we had seen during his 4 years. also, the 1st question should have been to any in from any journalist 10 months, mr. president, 10 months out of your 12 months in office and you haven't had
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a press conference. why don't the american people deserve to hear from you now, they couldn't care. less than the less. he says, the better it is. you know, it's interesting. out last year, at the end of the year, the white house reported the had media executives over to the white house to map out economic coverage to cover it a more positive light so that joe biden would look better when they cover the bad economic news. even those meetings couldn't save joe biden from the polls that showed that in the ago when it comes to the economy. he's in the tank. so this media, i love joe la carte, the former clinton a press secretary complaining the other day that the media is unfair. to jo, bye. are you kidding me? unfair to joe. by who they're that they're just crazy. but that's also compared to way be even out of there by administration. and i'm trying to remember exactly how we he was treated under that as well as president obama. that robin the bindings fishing has restored these regular briefings. the white house, but it's not present, abided holding them. he doesn't insult reporter,
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he doesn't label them a fake news. he does it. label them enemies of the people has he restored actually respect between the reporters and the white house and journalist and is that actually benefiting the american people? scotty, i wish i could. i wish i had better news. i know he hasn't really restored the faith. and i am glad frankly though, that the, the press and media at large are giving them some more tough questions. the 1st 6 months or so that was nothing was softball. they really weren't holding him accountable to his word whatsoever. that 1st 6 months specifically. but we're starting to see that now and maybe not so much in mainstream media, but there are plenty of other media networks that are asking some of the top heavy getting question. and i always appreciate that because we need more of that sunlight is the best natural disinfectant. we need a lot more sunlight and transparency. i gotta tell you just anecdotally, i was there last week at the speech that he gave here at georgia. i somehow i was
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on a guest to the president. i sat 20 feet from him. but you know, the general feeling from the crowd it was palpable. it's that we need more than words he gives. he's great at every for giving flowery language. great words. but they are demanding action right now, and as a democrat, i'll tell you we're just not getting enough of it. well and that's action right now . it's got a lot of legislation that is held up and most then steve, i've got actually going into a 2nd year, especially if democrats do lose control of the house and senate. are we going to see a change, or is the immediate going to become tough on bite and knowing that they're going to have to push them out of office and possibly get someone else put it may become a harris? well, i think they know right now, see the media is going tougher on biden, criticizing his policies because they see the polls and they're trying to prevent the massacre that is probably coming in november or red wave if you will. and that's the only reason they're not getting tougher on by net of fairness,
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they're getting tougher on by. net a fear that about get put, keeping their agenda alive and look this nonsense joe biden is not running for president again in 3 more years. are we kidding ourselves? and the fact that carmella harris, you think the media it does anybody think the media takes salis in the back? that com? allah harris will be the person and position. i mean, she has worse approval ratings than joe biden. she can answer a question, she used to laugh now she gets the confrontational, i mean that they're in a, in a disaster fe, the total disaster phase. but it's interesting, you know, buying today said that republicans come up to him and they say, you know, we're with you on these and these bills are, but if we can't do it, it will get primarily said 5 republicans have come up to him. and then he whispers, you know, like 90 percent of the schools are up in 90 percent. it just it just pathetic. it really is been steve. your point. he announces press conference. he did say that he was around 2024. he was going to keep comma harris on the ticket,
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a lot of democrats and you know what happens, don't run again. how do you just do what your job right now? tell people you're not doing. all of these moved to play out. so i've had ask you on this robin, would it have been better for in his 1st day of his 2nd 2nd year in office? if you said you it, i don't want to run again. i want to do it's best today not to pander to get people elected, and calmly, harris agrees me agrees with me that in that way. is it wrong to already be talking about 2024 when you're actually seeing the oval office right now? look, donald president, donald trump, his 1st day in office filed for we like that. it's true. i don't think there's anything. i don't think there's anything wrong with it. i just don't know that it's the best course for the party for one thing. but the country as well, but i've got to be intellectually honest. here i was staff on obama's campaign and i'm telling you the 1st entire year of his presidency. i was disheartened and discouraged about like i am right now with joe biden. so i'm hoping that we see
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a course correction, but i remember very vividly being so broken hearted and discouraged. right. about the same phase in obama's presidency. and then things did turn around. we got what is progressives wanted here at that time. we're just not getting that from bio well be completely on robin let not your heart be troubled because before bite and starts thinking about his next election, we actually need to find some solution, some multiple problems facing this country at the moment. but here is what he said about reelection. why would i not running this, donald trump even now? many that increase the prospect of running? well, i want to bring back in our full paddle what their final thoughts on the 1st year. and the biggest mistakes made by this present, and what should be a priority going into the 2nd year in the oval office? we have our tennessee gill run bureau and steve malls berg for my favorite friends of the show, robert kilo your 1st step on the wall. tell me, what do you think that joe biden did probably that improved on and what should be
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a priority going into year to while you're in to get to go 1st. i think we can all agree of gather stand there will draw is not so much that there was a withdrawal, but the nature of that will draw. we knew something tar meeting between palm pale and the taliban. that when the time started to get out was going to be and they started to draw process the minute they got into the oval office at a clear and orderly way which and i was 13 marine di those gates, which is out in those scenes of man's chaos people hanging off of airplane and then going forward what he asked. seals poke points on the board for democrats in the mid term elections. and that means executive order to that means cutting compromises. cutting deals. that means kickball passing a series of small packages of the postal, big one, the up. what's on the board because high goal to the child react to be encumbered executive order. steve gail, is that why this president did actually accomplish anything? is executive orders considering the majority of them that he put these 1st year have been struck down even by the supreme court. i think you ought to do
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a whole raft of executive orders and go back to the trump energy policies. go back to the truck border policies, go back to the economic policies that refueling a great economy because gas prices are higher because, you know, check off our own pipeline. our foreign capabilities are falling in shambles because nobody trust or really has any reliance that is president will do what he says or where mean what he says. so you know, go back to trump policies. i think you'd see a, a big resurgence. i think the other thing is that this president has to find a way to in a meaningful way, reach out. i mean, they came in with a 5050 split in the city, a 5 or 6 seat majority of the house. the narrowest margins we've seen, perhaps in history, and their attitude was we don't need any republicans, we're going to condemn them. we're going to demonize them column races. and are you seeing the error? those ways? i just don't think you can put that toothpaste back in the to well talk about to face, along with the best, pearly white smile. i believe on this power far of your good roddenberry in new york. i'm coming to you on this one. unity. that's a president biden said,
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was going be in his speech the 1st year. didn't necessarily happen. are we going to see that more be the theme of the 2nd? yes it's, it's joe biden. the elder states, he will of course be sigma his coon by our story and trying to trying to give us unity. but we're, we're just as fractured as we were during the trump era. and it's even inner party fractures that we're seeing right now with them. the democratic parties still, so i think he's got to kind of drop that stick work some on some party building and got for the love of god. please work on the messaging is the worst democrats. my party is notorious at just bad messaging period. they need to rewrite the entire book on message, which is hilarious coming after the trump administration, where c miles berg will agree messaging and communication was not the key to all the work that was being done. the trump administration, purpose or not. that was, you say malls where i'm gonna give you the final word on this. what did i need to do going into this year? and where was the biggest thunder from last?
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i mean, i don't know where to start. i mean, certainly, afghanistan was a very, very important, but if you ask the american public, they would say the economy or, or cove it now on the economy today. the press conference, he said, well, you know, let, let, let my infrastructure bill and let's pass some bill back better and, and that'll help the inflation and, and prices in the economy that'll take years. i mean that's ridiculous. also divisiveness. it's not going to get better. you know, joe biden doesn't run the show. joe biden has speech riders you think he hired the speech writers. he read that speech in georgia because he was told to read that speech in georgia today. he gave kind of a well, if you are bull connor than your book, kind of kind of comment when asked about it. so he's not backing down and it's only going to get worse. he attack donald trump today, once or twice in the divisiveness will continue. and i just think he's finished. well initial he access 3 more years of his term, so we'll see where that goes with that one,
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see mark mainly may the may learn robert and robin. hey, he made it this far. there's a lot of people betting you won't even make it to the 1st year. so there's a, they did lose vegas on that time. and thanks for joining me. and once again, our show has come to an end, but this conversation really does not have to end to tweet me. your thoughts on president biden 1st year and office at study, and he's the hash tag team in vh until we meet again. say happy, say healthy day inform thankfully ah, ah ah, ah, i don't think we'll put it up on those particular coordinate. the liberties. keith is going to push and push it in for her to get there. sure. somebody somebody from
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a few minutes ago, but it was 31. let me stay at the bad looks on the buckle me in your school because i do believe about what will give you hope, all right, from what you what we believe. if you know what you this plus our partner with you as well. thank you. bye. prosper. pretty weaker, flip them all, but i shop for documents that are the numbers that join me every thursday on the alex salmon show. i'll be speaking to guess when the world of politics, small business, i'm show business. i'll see you then so called enhanced interrogation techniques used by the u. s. officials
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