Biden Holds First Campaign Rally In Philadelphia, Doesn’t Mention Trump’s Second Indictment
In his first official rally of his final presidential campaign, President Joe Biden visited swing-state Pennsylvania to discuss the progress of his administration’s agenda and his plans for the future.
Biden, who announced his bid for re-election in April, recounted many of his accomplishments throughout the past two years, which included the bipartisan infrastructure law, a Covid-19 relief package and, more recently, a successful negotiation of the debt ceiling deal.
“Just think back. Remember what it was like when I came to office, we came into office. Remember the mess we inherited? Now look at where we are today,” said Biden to his audience.
First Lady Jill Biden spoke after the president and marveled at his courage and resilience.
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“What I love about Joe is that even though he has faced unimaginable tragedies, his optimism is undaunted,” she said. “His strength is unshakeable. He’s ready to finish the job. He’s ready to win, and with your help, he will.”
Despite Biden’s confidence in his achievement, polls show that voters are not happy with the state of the economy. Recent figures have shown that inflation is easing, however, prices have soared in a post-pandemic world and many are still worried about a possible recession.
Biden, however, believes that Americans will acknowledge his economic successes once they can see the benefits of the new laws.
The president has had the continued support of many labor groups throughout the years, who believe that he is a pro-union president, who can be relied on to push their agenda.
“I’m more honored by your endorsement than you can imagine. Coming this early, it’s going to make a gigantic difference in this campaign,” said Biden to the union workers in his audience on Saturday.
“Under my predecessor, infrastructure week became a punchline. On my watch, we’re making infrastructure a decade headline,” said Biden.
The president has remained silent about Trump’s case since he was indicted earlier in the month and instead seems focused on his own re-election campaign.
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