President Biden took the unusual step in weighing in on a highly controversial trial that has rocked the nation for the past year just before a verdict had been reached, saying that he believes the evidence presented was “overwhelming” against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin accused of murdering George Floyd, making it widely clear that he is “praying the verdict” from jurors reached will be to convict.
The White House on Monday walks back remarks President Biden made over the weekend in referring to the influx surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border as a “crisis,” arguing that he misspoke and that he actually was implying the conditions in Central America that have led to migrants to flee, not the situation regarding minors being held in cramped jail-like detention facilities at the border.
After almost a week in expressing strong support over Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to the state’s new voting laws, President Biden sought to cast the blame now on Georgia for causing corporations to make such difficult decisions in boycotting “these new Jim Crow laws.”
President Joe Biden called for Congress to quickly take action to enact legislation that bans assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, along with closing loopholes in the background check system, attempting to put new momentum behind gun-control efforts only just hours after a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado grocery store left 10 dead.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday maintained to characterized the situation at the southern border as a “crisis,” insisting “children presenting at our border who are fleeing violence” is a “circumstance,” despite devasting leaked images showing an overcrowded detention center packed with young migrants.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted to President Joe Biden calling him a “killer,” challenging the American counterpart to take part in a live debate, but the White House is refusing to take up this challenge, saying the president is “quite busy.”