Biden lays out vision for sweeping change in speech to CongressBiden’s speech to Congress: five key takeawaysPresident to travel to Georgia today and meet with Jimmy CarterSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.24pm BST It appears Donald Trump got some air time this morning on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo to rant about Joe Biden’s first 100 days.Trump affirmed to Bartiromo, in a nearly hour-long phone call to the host this morning, that he won the presidency. “I’ll tell you what, that election was won by us. It was not won by Biden.” He also criticized the appearance of Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris, who were standing behind Biden while he was addressing Congress last night, saying that their masks made them look “like they were choking”. “You didn’t tell me this would be the world’s longest interview,” former President Trump says 54 minutes into a Fox Business phoner with Maria Bartiromo this morning. 2.59pm BST The White House is commending the diversity of Joe Biden’s 1,500 appointees, releasing data on the racial and gender makeup of the new members of the executive branch. Over half – 58% – of the appointees are women. Nearly half come from diverse racial backgrounds: 18% are Black, 15% are Hispanic and 15% are Asian American or Pacific Islander. Nearly a third of the appointees are naturalized citizens or children of immigrants, and 14% identify as LGBTQ+. Continue reading…
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Author : Lauren Aratani
Publish date : 2021-04-29 14:24:24
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