[Ed. – ‘A year from now?’ What about his promise last September to run roughshod over the virus?]
During the first televised town hall of his presidency on Tuesday night, President Joe Biden answered questions from Americans who were primarily focused on various aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, including vaccinations, school reopenings and how he planned to turn around the economy, but he also cautiously predicted that by Christmas the country could be nearing a return to normal.
“As my mother would say, ‘with the grace of God and the goodwill of the neighbors,’ that by next Christmas, I think we’ll be in a very different circumstance, God willing, then we are today,” Biden said on stage in Milwaukee during a CNN town hall. “A year from now, I think that there will be significantly fewer people having to be socially distanced, having to wear a mask, but we don’t know. So I don’t want to over promise anything here.”