Biden records phone call, with woman who lost her job, as weekly POTUS address

Biden records phone call, with woman who lost her job, as weekly POTUS address
Biden reassures Michele about the benefits of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. White House photo via Politico

[Ed. – I think I’d actually rather see him in a call with, say, Boris Johnson or Yoshihide Suga.]

President Joe Biden relaunched the weekly presidential address on Saturday, giving it a fresh makeover in the process, marking its return to screens and speakers across the country.

Instead of looking directly into the camera to address the nation, Biden takes a different tactic: He sits in the Oval Office, dressed in a shirt and tie, talking on the phone to Michele, a California woman who wrote to him after losing her job during the pandemic.

In the nearly two-and-a-half minute video released by the White House, Biden used the address to allay Michele’s worries about finding work — and to tout the economic benefits of his $1.9 trillion Covid relief package that House Democrats are expected to begin drafting next week.

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