President Biden on Tuesday seemed to appropriate a line from the musical “Annie” as he faces bleak prospects for his $3.5 trillion bill to raise taxes and create new social programs.
“The sun’s gonna come out tomorrow,” Biden said when asked on the White House lawn — on his way to visit storm-flooded New York City and New Jersey — how he would get fellow Democrats to agree to the bill.
The 1977 Broadway hit featured the showstopper “Tomorrow” with the title character Little Orphan Annie reflecting optimistically about her life despite Great Depression conditions in New York City.
Biden gave the sunny assessment as he departed for a trip to parts of New Jersey and Queens to tour flooding damage from Tropical Storm Ida, which drowned dozens.
The president is flying to JFK airport. He will then visit Manville, NJ, in the early afternoon before finishing his trip with a walking tour and remarks around 4