President Joe Biden on Wednesday night delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on the eve of his 100th day in office, taking the opportunity to paint the future of the nation as that of hope, strength, and resilience amid the ongoing CCP virus pandemic.
“As I stand here tonight, we are just one day shy of the 100th day of my administration,” Biden told Congress, saying that on Jan. 20 he inherited a nation that was “in crisis” under his predecessor former President Donald Trump.
“The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War,” the president continued. “Now—after just 100 days—I can report to the nation: America is on the move again.”
“Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength,” he said. “America is rising anew. Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness. After 100 days of rescue and renewal, America is ready for takeover.”
“We have shown each other and the world that there is no quit in America.”
The president in his speech updated Americans on his early accomplishments, the current condition of the nation, the economy, emphasizing that the economy is on the mend under his watch.
He celebrated the passage of the $1.9 trillion CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic stimulus bill, which cleared the Senate without the support of a single Republican. The CCP virus is commonly known as the novel coronavirus.
Biden also unveiled a $2.3 trillion infrastructure package earlier this month. Republicans have blasted both the pandemic relief bill and the infrastructure proposal as having little to do with the pandemic or infrastructure.
Democrats argue that pushing the pandemic stimulus through without Republican support was necessary to help Americans struggling with the economic impacts of the pandemic.