Promise Tracker: Joe Biden’s first 100 days

The Biden presidency began in the most extraordinary circumstances. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer takes a closer look at the progress on campaign promises and how voters are responding.
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Transcript for Promise Tracker: Joe Biden’s first 100 days
Welcome back the White House transition from Donald Trump to Joseph Biden has been a case study. In political contrast from that worry of executive actions to be historic transformation of the cabinet and that stunning change in tone. Our team a path breaking correspondence is heading for Rossi to at all. Recently sat down to discuss what it all means. Well yeah Guinness same token you guys in. Ovary you are now right it's nice to see you yeah. The thing we virtual assets current times but Mary you did some time at the trump White House also you were on capitol until you have. An apt Biden administration White House almost every day since he took office to cover his campaign. What is the biggest difference you've seen so far I mean besides the fact that we are just back briefings are back you know you slowly feel the white house press room kind of coming to life again. But it really has surprised me just how. How control they are I mean especially having covered the Biden campaign they've found a way. You know for us to go up to Delaware to sit in that those socially distant circles to have press conference is pretty much. Once a week and I think I expected that. Level of transparency and openness to continue answering those restrictions they're doing in the name of Covert rightly that they're trying to keep the president protected and safe and yet accesses significantly limited we just finally have that first press conference. Can they continue to keep the president. Not doing a press conference for. Months on end is not six ounce for the I think. Are held by the fact that they're doing those daily press briefings they're putting health officials out I mean he can't just like pretend he didn't hear a question for the board the helicopter or pretend he didn't hear the question the Oval Office and does not talk to reporters for weeks at a time helping you keep that very long. Curing you heard there with meat packed in that little Booth in the White House that we we sit in almost every day. To me one of the biggest differences is the lack of tweets race and how only sort of happened like coming they would often yet I watch laid shocking so yeah there's a fat. What's one of the biggest changes that you see between the two I think that Sanong tweak feeling like where I'm constantly picking up my phone assuming there's going to be a tweed and now there's never been any thing from president Biden on Twitter that has sent me running percent any of us scrambling to update apiece or do something so that's been under house and change for us one of the things that. I think often the media was criticized for fairly or not under the trump administration was not focusing as much on policy and focusing on lot on the drama because there was always so much drama males. What the policy side of this has surprised you I was surprised how quickly they moved on climate. Engine and screen energy stuff you know right away we desperately need a unified national response. To the climate Kursk's because there is a climate crisis we signed no hesitation tale. To stop the Keystone Pipeline that's controversial that's like of Joseph Biden who supported big union jobs like making a very clean light in the sand. I was summer you know secretary bridge edge talking about the need for. Electric vehicle charging stations like that is up that is a so winning that is not apologetic that as a move until the last in a big way. They are crushing us with policy which is a good thing for Americans hitting people asking a what's it like to cover this White House the act the expectation is. So and so boring it's not mean there are constantly doing anything British officials blame where so yeah land and people are very surprised you know friends who don't live in Washington are like war that you must be twittering your thumbs making had a look as another I think this 730 because they had a very clear plan of what they wanted to do you and I they're not deep heating from that Angela hunt. I think your point there's a danger in nineteen yes your plane know this better than anyone having just come back from the border. Things happen absolutely there's a crisis at the border right I mean the president wants to be out talking about infrastructure. At some point. That starts to look like perhaps you know you're being a little tone deaf if you're not able. To quickly pivot to the crisis of the day I was surprised at that first press conference today here the president asked point blank if guns was essentially going to be the top priority given these two shootings that they had just. The country had just experienced and he basically shifted and said no it's going to be infrastructure which I think a lot of progressives on capitol for the likely we what blatant way how are you not going to do guns with this at the time to do guns. But could hear Capitol Hill flats back on bring us yeah. I can't hear incumbents is yeah I'll look let's talk about the wins here for them because certainly Covert relief is going to be in the big it is dean Big Brother that in their cap right this is the wind that they wanted and it's the when that they got. Is it a win. If they didn't get any Republican support and they got not I did promise to work across the aisle yet they will say leading coming promising to unite Washington promised to unite the country. Yes and now. So they say it's a win because Republican voter support it. The problem is what is doing this alone mean going forward you can only do things just with democratic support I only go so far. Right so to really get big ticket items done he is going to have to find a way to work with Republicans yet when your entire inaugural address is on bipartisanship and unifying the country hard sell that what. The idea of infrastructure. As always evolved. To meet the aspirations of the American people and their needs. And it's evolving again today. Infrastructure. Is this. Their next win can they actually do it there are tangible things that will happen if this money gets passed. That bridge in Saint Louis will get re dealt the airport aimed to peek a Kansas will get fixed. So this isn't very big deal out there and win similar to what they did with the cobra plan the White House is going to be selling this out there unlikely Republicans are gonna budge they're not gonna scaled this down the White House is saying. My Memorial Day went to see that by summer. But this is can be months of infrastructure so. Around so much of what they've been able to do in this first hundred days actually more than any administration in modern history Wright is through executive Warner. Is that a win what are they pulling what are the successes on the front I think Kim quickly reversed. A lot of what the former administration had done we saw that was a big push in that executive order bullets was rolling back the rolling back and the environmental protections consumer protections. Putting the country back on the global stage you know reentering the World Health Organization the pair's climate accord that I kind of what America is back internationally. The edges to you know things that I think over time we'll have a pretty big impact on American life. You know I think that they know there's a limit felt you can't actually just write your way in the Oval Office to. Meaningful change analyze these big ticket items but right now I think that they're trying to show their values. With those executive orders. OK let's quickly go around. Around a table here and and talk about what their biggest challenges are coming up now on you mentioned immigration. That would certainly be at the top of mileage certainly be it the lack of infrastructure that they did it got in places and administration handle these unaccompanied minors. Is definitely a big big problem for them and it and I think it will rear its head com 20/20 two from the mid terms rate. What do you they see is the biggest challenges right now things like tackling racial justice that's going to be a big problem for that you know it's come up especially as a dancing. The show been trial play out. He promised on day want to take action and he hasn't. And they say well they're sort of taking his holistic approach everything they do is viewed through the lens of racial justice and climate change and these other issues. You've a lot of people who voted for you especially remember black voters. Who delivered at the White House to Joseph Biden are going to be demanding action on us. I think it Aaron for artists is just the sounds vague but we all can feel it after Kobe. Is inequality and income and equality you know this last year we had so many people. Unemployed for months for a long time it is so hard to get back on your feet if you'll had to. Actually go and get food from a food bank for the first time in your family's life I think that as a come out of this pandemic there's this sense of OK we have to figure out how to come as pandemic together as a country and right now it still feels like a lot of her in an a lot of big gap. Mean education is schools I think it's a big thing ending the year the president has through the Cobo plan put. A lot of money toward reopening schools and addressing school safety also I think the part about not just getting schools reopen but addressing kind of following that they massive inequality. They're gonna really be held accountable over the next couple of years honest answer all we. Agree points I have a surprise very quick lightning round for US. You didn't cat we didn't see a foreign trip in the first hundred days. Perhaps given vaccinations we might see wine in the next 100 days. Where will the first foreign trip be. And where would you like it to back. I think he'll be ale and there's a summit that he has said that he'll go to use and maybe that's six where I would like it to be is came to tack on a trip to Ireland on the back and then he gives his family's from tanning Mayo from my family is soon to do little pub crop. A presidential public process and really. Just being. I do you think parents learned I think you're gonna see something you know in in Europe maybe a little bitter toward talking you know. Trying to reach out again rebuild some relationships that would European allies I mean I would take a trip to. Fiji but I think convenient stop over but I don't know flight schedules of chain along quite a thing already yeah. There I don't know I think that probably would be stopped it's like. India something that's looking at modern technology how to fight climate change on a global level cast a shelves some kind of big. Being pushed back to China has so he's until crashes of the initiative between her wedding trip won't go my dream should India I don't. I've never again that was incredible and I would think potentially this not be foreign but close to a border trip there may be what happened tell over on the other side and where I would like him to go. I'm there with parents. Thomas or things that are seeking to yes. They visited the thank you so much I wish you sleep in the next hundred days and it includes a little bit and a vacation and thank you all for watching instrument with. Apps haven't. Thanks to Cecilia Vega and the entire team covering the White House did and day out for us that's it for this special half hour there isn't much more to come keeper right here on ABC news live. And thanks for streaming let us.

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