Amid growing challenges, Biden to hold 1st news conference

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"The Republican voters I know find this despicable, Republican voters, folks outside this White House, I'm not talking about elected officials, I'm talking about voters, so I'm convinced we'll be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing, this makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle".

"He doesn't have a democratic - with a small "d" - bone in his body, but he's a smart, smart guy", Biden said. The proposals are expected to include many of Mr. Biden's climate-change initiatives and key elements of the "Build Back Better" plan that he promoted during the 2020 campaign, such as funding for infrastructure projects.

"We are going to hold China accountable to follow the rules", he said, citing the South China Sea and Taiwan among a range of other issues.

Biden opened by saying he was increasing his vaccine goal to 200 million doses in 100 days.

"We are not staying a long time", he said.

I say this so often it should become my e-mail signature or my Twitter bio: I didn't support Biden in the primaries; I didn't even think he should run.

Mr Biden announced the new goal on Thursday at the start of his first formal news conference since his term began on January 20.

The news conference will be in the East Room of the White House.

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He acknowledged several vexing foreign policy problems that he faces immediately, including growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear program, a looming May 1 deadline to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, and China's rising stature as an economic competitor.

Biden said he agreed with former President Barack Obama's position that North Korea is the biggest foreign policy issue and threat facing the U.S.

The Biden administration has sought to restart talks with Kim Jong Un's regime in hopes of persuading the North to give up its nuclear program, but thus far has faced radio silence from the North. Biden was restrained as he admonished the North for the latest tests.

"We are consulting with our allies and partners and there will be responses if they choose to escalate". "We will respond accordingly". He added, "I'm also prepared for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization". "Sometimes states are the leaders, as we know", she said.

Mr. Biden has been touting his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law-an early major legislative achievement. "The question is when we will leave". "We will leave, the question is when we will leave", adding that he can't "picture it will be the case" that United States troops will be in Afghanistan in 2022.

Biden also vowed that China's ambition of becoming the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world is "not going to happen under my watch".

Wetin conservatives dey tok about Biden first press conference?

"It's an opportunity for him to speak to the American people, obviously directly through the coverage, directly through all of you", White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday.

If Donald Trump's press conferences were like the Thunderdome, this was a genteel tea party.

But as many pointed out, McEnany's claim that the press never stood for Trump is outright false.

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