Hollywood and media reporters heaped praise on President Biden for his recent speech Thursday evening.
Filmmaker Rob Reiner tweeted “Thank God we have a real President. It makes you cry.”
Thank God we have a real President. It makes you cry.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 12, 2021
Bette Midler tweeted “Great speech from #JoeBiden! Full of truth, hope, empathy and determination. We ARE goIng to beat this thing!”
Great speech from #JoeBiden! Full of truth, hope, empathy and determination. We ARE goIng to beat this thing!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 12, 2021
Biden has been open about his admiration for FDR and his speech tonight was obviously channeling the Fireside Chats. Democrats have not governed this way for decades. It’s extraordinary.
— Zachary D. Carter (@zachdcarter) March 12, 2021
Remember in the Trump era, pundits used to declare "tonight Donald Trump became president" after a speech or action? Notice how no one is saying that tonight? That's because Biden has acted like a president since day one, including again powerfully tonight. It's routine.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) March 12, 2021
among the vivid contrasts with his predecessor in last night’s prime-time speech:
President Trump told Americans “you need me”
President Biden told them “i need you”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 12, 2021
One of the great masterstrokes of Biden's speech tonight was that it was very nearly devoid of the language, us vs. them poison of politics.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 12, 2021
Breaking News: “Finding light in the darkness”: In his speech, President Biden offered a hopeful path out of the pandemic, but warned Americans must do their part.https://t.co/8JFnRJ64vK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 12, 2021
There was nothing not to like about Biden's primetime coronavirus speech. Fox News had an absurd meltdown over it anyway. https://t.co/8mpVjce5TD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 12, 2021
BIDEN OFFERS OPTIMISM IN SPEECH: Pres. Biden addressed the nation Thursday night urging Americans to get vaccinated and announced all adults will be eligible for the vaccine by May 1—the co-hosts react as former Pres. Trump takes credit for the vaccines. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/FEejfwAijB
— The View (@TheView) March 12, 2021
President Biden says America is coming back as he memorializes a year of the pandemic.
"When you stop and think about what we've been through over the last year," the speech was a "remarkable sea change from where we were," says former RNC Chair @MichaelSteele. pic.twitter.com/qlIDwXfL9n
— Zerlina on Peacock (@ZerlinaShow) March 12, 2021
Joe Biden just gave the speech that Donald Trump refused to give.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 12, 2021