America’s fearless leader President Joe Biden took a snow day Thursday after forecasters called for DC to receive up to 4 inches of snow.
But Vice President Kamala Harris, who some report is acting as President, will be carrying on with scheduled in-person events.
America’s Fearless Leader President Joe Biden
Biden postponed a trip to Michigan, where he was scheduled to tour a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility, and the White House declared an 8 a.m. “lid” for reporters — meaning no in-person events are expected.
The president’s trip to Portage, Michigan, was preemptively canceled Wednesday evening before any precipitation fell in Washington.
The early White House “lid” means that a 12:30 p.m. news briefing with White House press secretary Jen Psaki will be conducted by phone.
Although the destination in Michigan was a frigid 16 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday morning, it wasn’t snowing there.
Harris, who attended high school in Montreal, Canada, pressed forward despite the weather. She did not cancel a scheduled 11:15 a.m. event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House.
A supplemental pool reporter remained booked for the event featuring a webcast conversation between Harris, female members of Congress and women’s groups in favor of the proposed $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus plan.
Biden early this month postponed a planned foreign policy speech at the State Department — a few blocks west of the White House — after DC received just 2 inches of snow.
Biden, 78, will spend Thursday morning receiving his daily intelligence briefing from spy agencies and receiving a closed-door briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. He has no scheduled events or briefings on his public schedule in the afternoon.