PRESIDENT Joe Biden is always on the move to carry out his presidential responsibilities.
Biden has fought for lower gas prices and student loan forgiveness in the summer of 2022 and has a long list of other duties he wants to fulfill during his presidency.
Where is Joe Biden today?
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, UKTN Morning will air the first 60 Minutes interview of Joe Biden as president.
Biden will have the one-on-one interview with UKTN correspondent Scott Pelley.
Earlier, on September 11, President Joe Biden delivered a speech paying tribute to lost Americans at a ceremony at the Pentagon.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
“We will never forget, we will never give up,” Biden said during his speech.
“Our commitment to prevent another attack on the United States is endless.”
“It’s not enough to stand up for democracy once a year or every now and then,” he added.
“It’s something we have to do every day. So this is not just a day to remember, but a day of renewal and determination for every American in our commitment to this country, to the principles it embodies, to our democracy.”
Earlier in September, Biden hosted a ceremony at the White House for the portrait of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
It was the first portrait in ten years since Obama held a portrait ceremony for George W. Bush and Laura Bush in 2012.
What did Joe Biden say about extremism?
Biden addressed the nation on far-right MAGA-based extremism on September 1, 2022.
Extremism in the US is something that Biden says poses a direct threat to American democracy.
He traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to deliver his prime-time speech.
Before the speech, a senior White House official told The New York Times that Biden would explain how “MAGA Republicans” have endangered US institutions.
The speech followed Biden’s denunciation of “MAGA extremists” on Aug. 26, where he stated that they have embraced “semi-fascism.”
Biden has said: “They are a threat to our own democracy.
“They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace political violence.”
His speech comes ahead of the November 2022 election, in which Democrats risk losing a majority in the Senate.
“After a successful past few months, the president and Democrats have effectively turned this interim term into an election, when it is typically a referendum on the party in the White House,” Stephanie Cutter, a Democratic strategist, told The New York Times. .
“The president is articulating that choice now, damn well and at just the right time.”
She continued: “The choice couldn’t be clearer — a reminder of what people rejected just two years ago.”
Is Joe Biden Canceling Student Loans?
One of Biden’s promises when he took office was student loans, saying he would cancel some of the student loans for borrowers.
He unveiled his student loan plan on August 24, which includes up to $20k in forgiveness.
Those who earn less than $125k a year and attended college with Pell Grants are eligible for $20k in forgiveness.
Those who have not received Pell Grants are eligible for $10k in student loan waiver.
Biden announced the news at a news conference, saying: “An entire generation is left with unsustainable debt.
“The burden is so heavy that when you graduate, you can’t afford the middle-class life college once offered.”
However, some Republicans disagreed with Biden’s loan forgiveness, including Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
“President Biden’s socialism for student loans is a slap in the face to every family who has made sacrifices to save for college, every college graduate who paid off their debt, and every American who chose a particular career path or volunteered to serve in our armed forces. to avoid getting into debt,” McConnell said.
He added: “This policy is astonishingly unfair.”
However, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called on Biden to cancel $50k in student loans per borrower and in a joint statement she and Sen. Chuck Schumer said the decision is “a giant step forward in tackling the student debt crisis.”
Biden announced that he is also extending the student loan deferment until December 31, 2022.
He wrote on Twitter: “In keeping with my campaign promise, my government is announcing a plan to give working and middle-class families breathing space as they prepare to resume federal student loans in January 2023.”
How long has Joe Biden been in office?
Before becoming president, Biden served as vice president under Barack Obama from January 2009 to January 2017.
A few years later, in 2020, Biden took on Donald Trump in one of the most controversial elections of all time.
He eventually defeated Trump after getting the 20 electoral votes he needed from Pennsylvania.
Biden was then officially sworn in on January 20, 2021, with now Vice President Kamala Harris, and will be re-elected in 2024.
At the moment it is unclear if he will walk again.