- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are marking two years since being sworn into office.
- The White House released a video of the two of them eating a hamburger lunch, served by waiters.
- The two spend the nearly two-minute video rattling off their accomplishments in 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 heaping serving 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 last two years.
“I think we’re off to a pretty good start,” says Biden, as he sits down for 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 displays photos of them over the last two years. “I’ve been in the Oval Office with you when the cameras are there and mostly when the cameras are not. And what you have singularly done, based on who you are — and I mean this in all sincerity — to bring together nations, allies in the world, and you bring folks together in a bipartisan way, uniquely.
“You have been an incredible leader these last year,” she says as Biden calls her “very gracious.”
The two-year mark is coming at a difficult time for the administration as Biden is forced to deal with a newly-formed special counsel investigation of his handling of classified material as well as a Republican-led House, that is determined to investigate Biden and his family.
—President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2023
In the video, they rattle through their highlights reel, which includes job creation, capping the cost of insulin, more female appellate 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 a lot more to do. “We’ve got momentum,” they both say as waiters hand them their boxed burger lunches.
The video is being both celebrated and panned on Twitter, likely depending on users’ political affiliation.
“This is weird,” tweeted Kyle Martinsen, deputy rapid response director for the Republican National Committee.
Chris D. Jackson, a Democrat and county commissioner in Tennessee, however offered additional praise for the administration.
—Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) January 20, 2023