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Needless to say, this is not the way the White House wanted to see the summer end. It was supposed to be a time for the country to get back to normal - right?
But instead, the crisis in Afghanistan dominated the administration's focus along with the pandemic's fourth wave. And on Friday, some disappointing economic news. Here's Biden. I know people are looking - and I was - hoping for a higher. But next week, I'll lay out the next steps that are going to - we're going to do to combat the delta variant to address some of those fears and concerns. Good morning.
What does the president need to do this week when he talks about specifically the pandemic? It's part of the reason why Biden was elected.
A majority of voters still approve of how he's handled the pandemic. The White House really hoped that the U. Back in July, they were celebrating. They had no masks. They - you know, they were talking about vaccinations. Instead, the Delta variant is spreading. Cases are up. And there are fights about masks at schools. And, you know, there is a large contingent of people who don't want to get vaccinated. The problem for the administration is that it's unclear what, if anything, can be said or announced to change that.
But Biden has to give the perception and the impression that he has this under control. But right now, in this moment, it's weighing down his poll s. Right now, the administration will have to continue to address the fact that there are still Americans and Afghans that helped troops left behind in Afghanistan and the fact that the administration is having to work with the Taliban - the people that the U. With the president's approval ratings down, I mean, does that hurt his plans for his agenda?
Biden wants to make progress this month. You know, the country is getting closer tothe midterm elections. The White House and congressional Democrats do have the imperative that they want to have something to show voters to make their case that they should keep their majority.
So that may push them to move. There are some big deadlines coming up for government funding and to raise the debt limit, lots of pressure to pass a package.
This past week with the natural disasters, Hurricane Ida, big wildfires near Lake Tahoe, Biden has been trying to use that to make the case that the country needs to update its infrastructure in response to climate change. And he's going to be visiting New York and New Jersey this week to survey damage from flooding after Ida.
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