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My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: what more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? We have made vaccinations free, safe, convenient. The vaccine is FDA approved. Over 200 million Americans have gotten at least one shot. We have been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and the refusal has cost all of us.
For those big corporations that don't want things to change, my message is this : It's time for working families -- the folks who built this country -- to have their taxes cut, and those corporate interests doing everything they can to find allies in Congress to keep that from happening, let me be -- as the old expression goes -- perfectly clear : I'm going to take them on.
I used to think that hate could be defeated, it could be wiped out. But I learned a long time ago, it can't. It only hides. It hides. It hides under the rocks. And given any oxygen at all, it comes out. It's a minority view, but it comes out, and it comes out raging. And it's been given too much oxygen in the last four, five, seven, 10 years, and it has seen itself, whether it was -- I remember spending time at the -- you know, going to the -- you know, the Tree of Life Synagogue, speaking with the -- just --.
The Taliban has made public commitments broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans, we don't take them by their word alone. But by their actions. And we have leverage to make sure those commitments are met.
These ISIS terrorists will not win. We will rescue the Americans there. We will get our Afghan allies out and our mission will go on, america will not be intimidated. And I have the utmost confidence in our brave service members who continue to execute this mission with courage and honor to save lives and get Americans, our partners, our Afghan allies out of Afghanistan.
They said al Qaeda might take two years to reconstitute itself but it sounds like from what I've read, they're thinking they could do it in six months, now, that doesn't mean we'll have an attack in six months, it does take time to plan these spectacular events … I don't think it'll happen then, but I think in the next four or five years we should anticipate at least efforts by al Qaeda and ISIS and other groups that may form in the aftermath here.
Today, I am directing the Secretary of Education – an educator himself – to take additional steps to protect our children, this includes using all of his oversight authorities and legal actions, if appropriate, against governors who are trying to block and intimidate local school officials and educators.
None whatsoever, zero. What you had is you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy, six, if I’m not mistaken. The Taliban is not the south — the North Vietnamese army. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy … of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.
It's time to impose requirements on key groups to make sure they are vaccinated, every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not attest will be required to mask no matter where they work and test 1-2 times a week, socially distance, and will generally not be allowed to travel for work.
I knew then, and we know now, that we needed to change, change the culture, when it comes to sexual assault. And changing the culture requires all of us, all of us, to get engaged -- especially young men, who too often stand on the sidelines. To step in, speak out, make sure everybody knows Tracey Vitchers campus does not tolerate sexual abuse.
I made The White House very clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States expects when a ransomware operation is coming from Russian President Vladimir Putin soil -- even though it's not sponsored by the state -- we expect Russian President Vladimir Putin to act. And we've given Russian President Vladimir Putin enough information to act on who that is.
The G-7 explicitly agreed to call out human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. I know this is going to sound somewhat prosaic, but I think we’re in a contest, not with China per se, but a contest with autocrats, autocratic governments around the world, as to whether or not democracies can compete with them in the rapidly changing 21st century, i think there’s plenty of action on China.
The policies of the Biden administration are playing out right now at home, anybody going to fill up their tanks...in Wyoming are spending $20 extra. … We’re seeing inflation, and every family in America is digging into their wallets as a result of Biden policies, which I believe have been bad for our economy and certainly bad for the workers in our country.
I talked about the proposition that certain critical infrastructure should be off limits to attack — period — by cyber or any other means. I gave them a list, if I’m not mistaken — I don't have it in front of me — 16 specific entities; 16 defined as critical infrastructure under U.S. policy, from the energy sector to our water systems.
Congress must find a way to pass these legislative solutions and I will continue to work toward passage of legislation protecting Dreamers and creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. These young people represent the best of America and we can’t let them down, i think that everyone deserves a pathway to citizenship. Our immigration system needs fixing.
It is a shock and surprise that what's happened in terms of the consequence of President Trump's phony populism has happened, it is disappointing that so many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate, who I know know better, have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation because they're worried about being primaried … That's why it's so important that I succeed in my agenda.
Remember their sacrifice, their valor and their grace. Remember their smiles, their loves, their laughter, their essential vibrant and transcendent humanity, for while we stand amid monuments of stone, we must never forget that each of these markers, for those known and unknown, here at Arlington and far beyond, represent a precious life. A son, a daughter, a mother, a spouse, brother, a sister, a friend, a neighbor.
Democracy thrives when the infrastructure of democracy is strong. When people have the right to vote, freely and fairly and conveniently, when a free and independent press pursues the truth, founded on facts, not propaganda, when the rule of law applies equally and fairly to every citizen regardless of where they come from or what they look like.
To those who mourn a loved one today, Jill and I have some idea how you're feeling. Our losses are not the same. But that black hole that you feel in your chest as it's going to suck you into it, we get, our son Beau's service in the Delaware National Guard unit, the year he spent deployed in Iraq, was one of the things that he was most proud of in life.
As of today, the U.S. Intelligence Community has' coalesced around two likely scenarios' but has not reached a definitive conclusion on this question, here is their current position :' while two elements in the IC leans toward the former scenario and one leans more toward the latter -- each with low or moderate confidence -- the majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other.'.
I have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days, as part of that report, I have asked for areas of further inquiry that may be required, including specific questions for China.
It looks like you rolled out a big welcome mat that says' send us your kids' and that is criminal, because as long as they know if they get to our border we’re going to take them and turn them into American citizens and let them roam free are our country, people desperate in those countries are going to continue to take that risk.
If you have been fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask. Let me repeat, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask, i think it’s a great milestone, a great day. It’s been made possible by the extraordinary success we have had in vaccinating so many Americans, so quickly.
Today, as we mourn what was lost, let us also turn our eyes to the future -- toward the world that we wish to build for our children. A world unstained by the daily evils of bigotry and intolerance, where human rights are respected, and where all people are able to pursue their lives in dignity and security, let us renew our shared resolve to prevent future atrocities from occurring anywhere in the world. And let us pursue healing and reconciliation for all the people of the world.
I wasn't going to say anything about it, but Philonise said today on television, and he accurately said it was a private conversation because Joe understands what it was like to go through loss. They're a good family, and they're calling for peace and tranquility, no matter what that verdict is. I'm praying that verdict is the right verdict, which I think it's overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn't say that unless the jury was sequestered now.
I'm approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need, this executive order will position us to be able to raise the refugee admissions back up to 125,000 persons for the first full fiscal year of the Biden-Harris administration. And I'm directing the State Department to consult with Congress about making a down payment on that commitment as soon as possible.
Sergeant Kyle King, i’m sorry you had to make the call. That telephone call that every family dreads when they have a son or daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister in uniform. Every morning they pin that badge on, go to work and expect to come home. In the back of your minds, ‘We’ll never get that call.’.
I can say quite clearly don't come over, so don't leave your town or city or community. We're gonna make sure we have facilities in those cities and towns run by department of —by DHS and also access with HHS, the Health and Human Services, to say you can apply for asylum from where you are right now.
When Mexico's capacity is reached, we process the families and place them in immigration proceedings here in the United States, we have partnered with community-based organizations to test the family members and quarantine them as needed under COVID-19 protocols. In some locations, the processing of individuals who are part of a family unit has strained our border resources.
I find that we can both operate in the mutual self-interest of our countries, as a new START agreement, and make it clear to Russia that we are very concerned about their behavior, whether it's Alexei Navalny, whether it's the Solar Winds or whether it's reports of bounties on the heads of Americans in Afghanistan, i have asked the agencies in question to do a thorough read for me on every one of those issues, to update me precisely where they are, and I will not hesitate to raise those issues with the Russians.
The WHO plays a crucial role in the world’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic as well as countless other threats to global health and health security, the United States will continue to be a full participant and a global leader in confronting such threats and advancing global health and health security.
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