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Joe Biden held his first press conference


The President of the United States held his first White House press conference on Thursday. On this occasion, he focused on his $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan and on vaccination against the coronavirus across the Atlantic. Joe Biden has also announced that he may run again in 2024.

The new president of the United States waited two months before taking part in the exercise. Joe Biden held the first press conference of his term in front of thirty masked journalists spread across a large room in the White House. An hour of questions and answers during which the coronavirus pandemic was not finally addressed very much.

“I can tell the American people: help is here and hope is on the way”

Joe Biden began by boasting about his first bars. First of all, its stimulus plan for the $ 1.9 trillion economy. The first checks have already arrived in Americans’ bank accounts. “I said up front that the most pressing issues for the American people were Covid-19 and the economic crisis for millions and millions of Americans. That’s why I focused at the start on these particular problems, ”he explained.

The American president also announced a new goal for vaccination: 200 million doses injected by the end of April. “No country in the world has come close to what we are doing. I can tell the American people: help is here and hope is on the way,” he said.

Reception conditions at the Mexican border are “unacceptable”

But Joe Biden especially had to explain himself about the migratory wave at the Mexican border. And in particular on the fate of the 15,500 unaccompanied foreign minors for whom the American authorities are responsible, including nearly 5,000 housed in premises which are not intended to accommodate children.

These overcrowded detention centers and reception conditions are deemed “unacceptable” by the president, who still refuses to speak of a crisis. Joe Biden also returns the responsibility to Donald Trump: “It happens every year. We are strengthening the reception capacities that should have been maintained and that Trump has dismantled. It will take time.”

Finally, the newly invested president has already positioned himself for the next presidential elections in 2024: he plans to stand for re-election. But he says he has “never been able to plan three and a half, four years in advance.” Joe Biden would be 82 by then and he hopes for another victory with Kamala Harris by his side.

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Source site www.europe1.fr

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