This is what you would call a diversion.
There are growing calls for President Biden to give a joint address to Congress and a press conference. So this is the bone they are throwing everyone, something his staff knows he can do — read from a teleprompter for a few minutes.
He won’t do that particularly well either, but it’s a better option for him.
“The president will deliver his first primetime address to commemorate the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown on Thursday,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. “He will discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the last year, and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered.”
Biden “will look forward, highlighting the role that Americans will play in beating the virus and moving the country toward getting back to normal,” Psaki said.
Thursday is the anniversary of the day the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic.