- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris mark two years since they were sworn in.
- The White House released a video of the two eating a hamburger lunch, served by waiters.
- The two use the nearly two-minute video to rattle off their accomplishments at the office.
The White House released an unusual video of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to mark two years since they were sworn into office. It includes waiters, hamburgers and a whole lot of self-promotion.
Released from the @POTUS and @VP Twitter accounts, the video shows the two leaders sitting across from each other at a table in the White House, marveling at their own accomplishments over the past two years.
“I think we’re off to a pretty good start,” Biden says as he sits down to lunch.
Harris counters that the start has been “great”. She gives a nod to the “resilience, the determination” of Americans as motivation and then launches into praise for Biden.
“I wish people could see what I see sometimes,” she says, as the video shows photos of them over the past two years. “I’ve been in the Oval Office with you when the cameras are there and mostly when the cameras aren’t. And what you’ve done individually, based on who you are — and I mean this in all sincerity — to bring together nations, allies in the world, and you bring people together in a bipartisan way, uniquely.
“You’ve been an incredible leader this past year,” she says as Biden calls her “very gracious.”
The two-year mark comes at a difficult time for the administration as Biden is forced to deal with a newly created special counsel investigation into his handling of classified material, as well as a Republican-led House determined to investigate Biden and his family.
— President Biden (@POTUS) 20 January 2023
In the video, they rattle through their highlight reel, which includes job creation, capping insulin costs, more female appeals court judges and the appointment of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court.
Harris calls it “groundbreaking,” and Biden says there’s much more to do. “We’ve got momentum,” they both say as waiters hand them their burger lunches.
The video is both celebrated and panned on Twitter, probably depending on the users’ political affiliation.
“This is strange,” tweeted Kyle Martinsenassistant rapid response director for the Republican National Committee.
However, Chris D. Jackson, a Democrat and county commissioner in Tennessee, gave additional praise to the administration.
—Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) 20 January 2023