A defiant President Joe Biden acknowledged missteps Wednesday but hailed a year of “enormous progress” on the US economy as he took stock of his first year in office.
In a news conference marking his first 12 months, Biden touted a period of unprecedented job creation, infrastructure improvements, and a growing economy.
He said these would help counter inflation and supply chain woes plaguing his presidency.
“Tomorrow will mark one year since I took office. It’s been a year of challenges, but it’s also been a year of enormous progress. We went from 2 million people being vaccinated at the moment I was sworn into 210 million Americans being fully vaccinated today. We created 6 million new jobs, more jobs in one year than any time before.”
“Yes, I’ m confident we can get pieces, big chunks of the Build Back Better law signed into law. fact, are legit or not, should not be those who are being put up by the Republicans to determine that they’re going to be able to change the outcome of the election.”