Biden White House Relishes Racism Rhetoric—Unless It’s About Biden

On Day 91, the White House deals freely in race-based rhetoric—until the questions turn to Biden’s own background. 

200 Million Coronavirus Vaccines Administered.

The United States has passed the 200 million Coronavirus vaccinations mark, which was President Joe Biden’s updated pledge as of March 25 after initially underselling U.S. capabilities by 100 million. 

Supply of shots will soon outpace demand, and the Biden White House is looking for ways to urge more Americans to get the jab. In remarks Wednesday, Biden previewed a program to extend additional tax credits to companies who give their employees time off to get the vaccine and recover from side effects. 

“I’m calling on every employer, large and small, in every state, to give employees the time off they need, with pay, to get vaccinated and any time they need, with pay, to recover if they are feeling under the weather after the shot,” Biden said. “No working American should lose a single dollar from their paycheck because they chose to fulfill their patriotic duty of getting vaccinated.”

White House Entertains Racism Rhetoric—As Long As It’s Not About Biden.

In Wednesday’s press briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki weighed in on the death of Ma’Khia Bryant, an Ohio teenager who was shot by police as she swung a knife at another teenager.