Even as prices increases and Americans remain split along party lines, President Biden sees the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a unifying factor at home.
Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin was depending on being able to “unite” America, Biden asserted Wednesday in Superior, Wisconsin, that America is “unified.” split up the United States.” Biden stated that he is “more optimistic about America today than at any other time in my life.”
In response to the Capitol violence on Jan. 6, Biden proclaimed, “We are not that country anymore.”
“Look, how’d you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament, kill five cops, injure 145… or the German Bundestag, or the Italian parliament,” Biden said. “I think you’d wonder. Well, that’s what the rest of the world saw. It’s not who we are. And now we’re proving under pressure that we are not that country. We’re united.”
In the midst of multiple ongoing crises in the United States and overseas, Biden stated that “no one can split this country,” referring to Russia’s invasion.
Biden’s statements on unity and the American spirit come after a tumultuous first year in the White House, during which he has struggled to control the COVID-19 outbreak. The president’s approval rating is 40 percent, while his disapproval rating is 54 percent, according to an up-to-date RealClearPolitics average of all recent national surveys assessing Biden’s status.
Biden continues to face criticism from Americans for economic issues such as high grocery prices and growing gas prices, prompting his own party to propose a bill last month to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax in order to ease the financial burden of rising gas prices. Other expenses, such as electricity expenditures, are also affecting Americans. In the latest twist to red-hot inflation, New York residents say their expenses have doubled.
Social concerns that divide people continue to dominate news attention.
Republicans around the country, including governors and members of Congress, have attempted to push back against what they see as government overreach on coronavirus regulations and lockdowns by the Trump administration. Conservatives and liberals are fighting over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught in public schools and whether biological males should be allowed to compete in female sports, both of which the Biden administration has expressed support for.
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Republicans have chastised the Biden administration for failing to protect the country’s southern border, citing an estimated 220,000 illegal immigrants who have eluded Border Patrol since October.
“We’re going to lower the deficit by a trillion dollars,” Biden said in Wisconsin. “These guys talk about how they always are worried about us spending. We’re lowering the deficit. No one’s ever done that.”
Biden’s unfounded assertions about being a unifier echoed his remarks from Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
According to a recent Fox News poll, only 31% of Americans are content with the country’s current course. Furthermore, 58 percent of those polled believe the country is in worse shape today than it was a year ago.