Don Miller Jr.
2021-10-19 22:42:12 UTC
Nahhh, can't be.
Are the American people this ignorant?
They must be.
"Biden to participate in CNN town hall this week with
"President Biden is set to participate in a CNN town
hall in Baltimore this week where he will face questions
from an ?invitation-only audience? ? as his
administration juggles uniting the Democratic Party, a
worsening border crisis and supply-chain bottlenecks
creating empty shelves and threatening the on-time
arrival of holiday gifts.
On Monday, CNN announced the 90-minute town hall, which
will be moderated by Anderson Cooper and air at 8 p.m.
ET Thursday on the network.
The president, who has recently been traveling across
the country touting his ?Build Back Better? agenda,
could face questions regarding a number of crises and
difficulties his administration is facing.
Late last week, Democrats in the Senate were reportedly
getting frustrated with Biden over his ongoing
negotiations with Sens. Joe Machin (D-WV) and Kyrsten
Sinema (D-Ariz.), which are stalling the passage of two
key pieces of legislation ? a bipartisan infrastructure
bill and a massive spending package ? that make up the
core of his agenda.
President Joe Biden
President Biden could face questions regarding a number
of crises his administration is facing.
AFP via Getty Images
The Democratic Party will need complete unity to pass
the spending package through a parliamentary process
called reconciliation, which allows for passage without
Their inability to reach an agreement comes as the
Congress faces a battle on raising the debt ceiling or
facing a government default.
Last week, the House of Representatives passed a short-
term debt limit increase to provide $480 billion that
will ensure the federal government does not default
later this year.
Republicans have vowed to vote against raising the
ceiling, urging Democrats to pass it on their own
through reconciliation. Democrats, including Biden, have
said they want to stay away from that option.
US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN Town Hall
hosted by Don Lemon (R) at Mount St. Joseph University
in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 2021.
CNN did not reveal who would be invited to the ?invite-
only? town hall.
AFP via Getty Images
Since Biden took office, his administration has faced
bipartisan criticism over its handling of the border ?
which has seen upward of 1 million illegal crossings
Last month, Del Rio, Texas, saw nearly 15,000 migrants,
according to some estimates, camped under the Del Rio
International Bridge at one time, after they crossed the
Local and state officials pleaded with the
administration for assistance, citing a lack of Border
Patrol manpower and security concerns.
The administration has claimed it is apprehending and
deporting as many migrants as it can under Title 42, but
a September memo from the Department of Homeland
Security revealed the government does not have the
resources to apprehend every person who has entered the
Of the total 100 ships waiting to enter the ports, 70
are massive container ships carrying hundreds of
thousands of units of goods that are in increasingly
Backlog at California ports hits new record as holidays
Most recently, Biden is facing a supply-chain crisis
that is threatening the timely delivery of everyday
consumer goods and holiday gifts.
After nearly 100 large ships have remained near the Los
Angeles coast for more than a month waiting to unload
goods, Biden last week announced that the Port of Los
Angeles would move to a 24/7 work schedule, following
the emergency example of the nearby Port of Long Beach,
which expanded hours three weeks ago to alleviate the
mounting supply-chain crunch.
Republicans, however, have accused the administration of
acting too late.
CNN did not reveal who would be invited to the town
hall, but the ?invite-only? model mirrors another forum
the outlet hosted in July in Ohio.
The Enquirer, a Cincinnati-based publication, discovered
the media company reached out to various organizations
such as labor unions, colleges and business
organizations ?who sent messages asking people to
All attendees at the July town hall submitted three
potential questions they wished to ask Biden ahead of
the event to CNN.
The location of Thursday?s town hall has not been
announced. The network plans on following ?all local and
state Covid-19 guidance and regulations to ensure a safe