Joe Biden Encourages Woman Fired During Pandemic

Washington – President Joe Biden encouraged a California woman fired during the pandemic in a conversation that the White House says is part of her effort to maintain contact with the common people.

Millions of Americans like Michele have been laid off due to COVID and are in need of direct relief. She wrote a letter to President Biden to share her story. I have called to check in. pic.twitter.com/mBuhmWltml

– The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 6, 2021

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The White House released a two-and-a-half-minute video of the long-distance telephone conversation with the woman, identified as Michele. Losing her job at a clothing company in July, she wrote a letter to Biden. He read it and called her.

The Roseville, California neighbor told Biden that “it’s hard” to get a job.

Biden, who spoke from the Oval Office, responded that his father used to say that work is dignity and respect as well as pay. He outlined his $ 1.9 trillion bailout plan that includes $ 1,400 payments to people like Michele, among other forms of aid. It also includes funds for the vaccination campaign.

“I’ve been saying for a long time that the idea that we can keep businesses open and running and flourishing without resolving this pandemic makes no sense,” the president said.

The conversation is part of an effort to help Biden, who has limited his travel due to the pandemic, to communicate directly with people, the White House said. Biden flew to Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday to spend the weekend with his family.

“There is a time-honored tradition in this country of receiving a call from the president in this way,” said press secretary Jen Psaki. He remembered Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Household Talks” and Ronald Reagan’s weekly radio address.

Over time, the radio address went on to include an online video. The practice all but disappeared during the presidency of Donald Trump.

Psaki said that Biden’s weekly speech would take different forms.



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