Biden’s decisions have led to an increase of more than one million people vaccinated for COVID-19, with the vaccination count up to 2.67 million from the about 1.5 million people who were vaccinated at the time of Biden’s inauguration, according to The Washington Post. A snapshot of COVID-19-related deaths showed 4,380 people died of the virus on inauguration day Jan. 20 compared to a daily average of 677 for the most recent seven-day period the Post tracked.
The newspaper also reported 1.38 million jobs added during the Biden presidency through March, 161 million direct checks sent to people as part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, and an estimated 38% drop in Black poverty resulting from the relief.
“I did not expect him to be as big and as bold as he’s been,” Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn told Bloomberg. “He’s got to continue to go big.” Activist Amy Siskind tweeted on Saturday: “Biden’s first 100 days are coming, and the media will feel compelled to write their both sides narratives, but there is only one: he has been an overwhelming success beyond expectations: 200 million vaccines, world leadership/alliances, healing, social justice and so much more.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy obviously doesn’t interpret Biden’s time in office like Democrats. He called Biden’s first 100 days a “bait and switch” in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “I have not met with the president one time, nor had one conversation,” McCarthy said. While jumping at the opportunity to criticize a Democratic president, the Republican was decidedly more reticent to discuss a phone call in which Trump allegedly failed to call off his supporters while the insurrectionist riot at the Capitol was unfolding. McCarthy bragged that he was the first person to reach out to Trump about the riot and ended the call saying “he’ll put something out to make sure to stop this.” “And that’s what he did. He put a video out later,” McCarthy said, defending Trump.
“Quite a lot later,” Wallace responded, “and it was a pretty weak video.”
The thing about defending a president who incited an attempted coup because he lost an election is it kind of sucks the credibility from every statement you make following that defense. That isn’t stopping the GOP though.
Read more reputable analysis of Biden’s time in office below as well as a tweet from the president himself: