Biden's crisis presidency will only get harder as it passes the six-month mark | CNN Politics
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Joe Biden said Tuesday the nation's vaccine push feels like a "constant uphill climb." He could have said the same of his entire crisis-tossed presidency as it grinds past the six-month mark.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday the nation’s vaccine push feels like a “constant uphill climb. ” He could have said the same of his entire crisis-tossed presidency as it grinds past the six-month mark.
After taking office at a moment of darkness, with more than 3,000 Americans dying of Covid-19 every day and the country reeling from his predecessor’s assault on democracy, Biden faced the toughest initiation of any modern president.
A reinvigorated pandemic, a politically fractured nation and uncertainty over the fate of his agenda at home and abroad has left senior officials well aware that the Biden administration faces defining days ahead and a racing political clock, CNN reported on Tuesday.
In many ways, Biden’s first six months in office are a lesson in the limitations of the modern presidency.
Biden comes across as both moderate in tone and political preference – but, in an intriguing political trick, also more radical and more progressive than his recent Democratic predecessors.
Following their boss’ lead, and apart from some whispers to the media from Harris’ staff, Biden’s team has become the most on-message and unified West Wing for some time – making even President Barack Obama’s buttoned up crowd seem ill-disciplined by comparison.
Biden’s vows to always be transparent with Americans were challenged Tuesday by belated news of past breakthrough infections on vaccinated members of the President’s staff.
And Biden’s unwillingness to more forcibly confront the problem has not defused its potency for Republicans – it is fueling an even more intense midterm election year assault that Harris’ struggles on the issue have only exacerbated.