Democrat President Joe Biden is set to deliver controversial remarks in his annual address to Congress on Wednesday evening ahead of his 100th day in office.
“100 days since I took the oath of office—lifted my hand off our family Bible—and inherited a nation in crisis,” Biden claimed in prepared remarks. “The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
“Now—after just 100 days—I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” Biden claimed. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”
Analyzing Biden’s remarks:
1. That he inherited a nation dealing with “the worst pandemic in a century.”
It is true that the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China, is the worst pandemic that the world has faced in more than 100 years. However, context is important in analyzing his remarks because Biden seeks to cast the situation that he inherited as being