President Joe Biden recently made a speech at prime-time in which he spoke about the vaccine distribution and confessed that the unity in America is the biggest tool to swipe off COVID-19 in the country. He strongly believes that American has the power to overcome any challenge.
President’s sly take on Trump
During his speech, he did not mention Donald Trump by name, but it was quite obvious that he was talking about him.
In President Biden’s 20 minute speech, he strongly emphasized the power of unity amongst the citizens. The most remarkable moment of the night was when the President stared right into the camera lens and told the American people, “I need you.” And he said it again: “I need you.” Moreover, the President repeatedly kept emphasizing the power of togetherness by constantly using”we” throughout his speech.
He spoke of the need to find a common purpose by saying that “beating this virus and getting back to normal depends on national unity.” He also said that “I need every American to do their part.” The idea of America coming together to do this stood in stark contrast to the Donald Trump presidency, in which the 45th President of the United States sought on the coronavirus to immigration to race to emphasize what divides us rather than our common humanity. “This is the United States of America and there’s nothing we can’t do when we do it together,” President Biden said in the closing moments of his speech.
“We know what we need to do to beat this virus; tell the truth, follow the science, work together,” President Biden said as a direct rebuke to Mr. Donald Trump’s rejection of facts and science about the coronavirus during the course of the 2020 presidential campaign.
“You’re owed nothing less than the truth,” Biden said. Even though he made the statement mostly on an optimistic note about a return to normal, President Biden was open and transparent that things could go sideways, that variants of the virus are out there, and that if proper mitigation practices were not followed we could be in for another surge.
President makes it clear that American is at war
President Biden wanted to make Americans understand that we are at war with COVID-19 and therefore, he chose his language carefully and made reference to Ernest Hemingway’s novel about World War 1. Moreover, he also quotes “Farewell to Arms”-“many are strong in broken places”.
The message was clear: This isn’t an enemy like the United States is used to battling. But it is an enemy nonetheless, and the need for sacrifice and unity is as great as it was when America was fighting the Axis powers.