“On this 4th of July, the United States is back and has much to celebrate. We are entering a summer of joy, of freedom, thanks to millions of Americans who got vaccinated against the coronavirus and the front-line workers who made it possible, “said President Joe Biden celebrating Independence Day by paying tribute on the South Lawn of the White House, between hamburgers and fries.
It is the largest mass event of his presidency, perhaps unthinkable when he took office just over five months ago, and which had the participation of 1000 essential workers and military with their families.
Several thousand Americans crowded along the National Mall to attend the traditional fireworks behind the Lincoln Memorial, a 17-minute fireworks display that the President admired along with First Lady Jill.
While 43.6 million people got behind the wheel for the traditional barbecue with friends and family, 5% more than the previous record set in 2019 A sign of normalcy and success, which the president did not fail to highlight even on the eve of what he proposed again as the “festival of independence from the virus.”
“More than 300 million vaccines administered, grants (to support the pandemic, NDR) delivered to more than 169 million Americans, more than three million jobs created in the American economy since my tenure began. We have come a long way, but this is only the beginning, “Biden said.
A good start
A dazzling start, with what appears to be a real economic boom, fueled by the Biden administration’s relaunch policy and astronomical public spending plans: a GDP revised upwards to + 7% For this year, a return to employment galloping at a rate of 850,000 jobs in June alone, Wall Street that continues to break records, in a country that recovered earlier and better than the black coat of the pandemic with more than 600,000 deaths.
However, there is still a lot of work to be done for the president, that almost did not meet the objective announced that 70% of Americans would receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.
It will take another 10-14 daysBut meanwhile the risk of the Delta variant, the one that emerged in India, looms and the pace of immunizations is slowing down, so much so that doctor and virology specialist Anthony Fauci warns that soon there could be two Americas.
And if a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll promotes Biden’s job as president (50% vs. 42%), especially in the management of the pandemic (62% vs. 31%), rejects it on two other key issues that continue to divide the United States: the issue of crime in the country (38% approve, 48% do not) and immigration on the border with Mexico (33% have a positive opinion, the 51% negative) –
Topics that former President Donald Trump did not fail to bring up in his well-attended Saturday night rally in Sarasota, Florida, where he attacked biden for canceling his tough immigration policies, promising that Republicans will win back the House next year in the Senate and midterm elections –
But the mogul reserved his more poisonous arrows for New York Democratic prosecutors than with a “political research” They accused their Trump Organization of tax fraud “instead of prosecuting the growing crime” of the Big Apple Then, however, minimizing the accusations, he appeared to admit the controversial facts.