Biden promotes the agenda while celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks at the White House

President BidenJoe Biden Biden criticizes Nicaragua’s ‘bogus elections’, calls out Ortegas autocrats Amtrak boss describes expansion plans with infrastructure spending Former Goldman Sachs boss thinks about infrastructure vote: ‘Progressives blinked’ MORE on Monday he touted his economic agenda as a way the country has worked together “as one team” by welcoming the Milwaukee Bucks, the 2021 NBA champions, to the White House.

“In sports and in democracy, unity is perhaps the most elusive and the most necessary, but that is the team, they are united. That is who we are as a nation, ”Biden said. “As we saw over the weekend as we got closer to approving consequential investments in our nation and our people, nothing stops us when we work together, nothing. As a team, as a nation, there is nothing we have stopped doing ”.

“Like you, they have worked together and seeing you has been amazing,” he said.

Biden has yet to enact a bipartisan $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill that passed the House on Friday night after being approved by the Senate in August.

The president received a No. 46 Bucks jersey with “Biden” on the back during the south field event.

He thanked the NBA champions for “upholding justice and peace” following the Jacob Blake police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Bucks did not play Game 5 of the playoffs in August 2020 to protest the shooting.

“There are people who participate in the vote, in the political process. You encouraged fans to get vaccinated. I just want to thank you, ”Biden said.

Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry is a major Democratic donor, and his son, Alex Lasry, is running for Senate in Wisconsin, seeking to replace the Republican senator. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonADL, Jewish Groups in Uncommon Move Press Senate to Consider ‘Immediately’ Anti-Semitist Envoy ‘An Earthquake’: GOP Rises High After Democrats Crush Evers Tuesday, Johnson Sees a lagging approval in Wisconsin: MORE survey (Wisc.).

Marc Lasry joked that the Bucks should continue to return to the White House while indicating his support for Biden.

“What the heck, why don’t we come back for the next four years, we’ll keep coming back. Why don’t we do it for eight years? “, Said.

“You know what? It’s a good idea,” Biden replied.

Biden specifically celebrated Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals after scoring a whopping 50 points in Game 6.

“50 points, 50 points,” Biden said, pausing for applause.

Antetokounmpo’s brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who also plays for Milwaukee, are the children of Greek-born immigrants from Nigeria.

“Children who live the dream of an immigrant family from Nigeria and then from Greece in search of new opportunities and struggles that they always dreamed of. Brothers who once had to share the same basketball shoes, all five, before reaching the NBA, ”said Biden.

Antetokounmpo shared his story at the event.

“A boy from Athens, Greece, grew up to two Nigerian parents, they fought every day to support us,” he said. “It is an incredible opportunity to be in the White House, to meet with the president of the United States.”

Biden also recognized the Bucks’ Donte DiVincenzo, a native of the president’s home state of Delaware. Biden joked about how she went to graduate school at Syracuse University while she was first lady Jill bidenJill Biden Unelected Personnel Electing Them Overnight Defense & Homeland Security ‘President’ – Washington Gathers for Colin Powell’s Funeral Son Pays Moving Tribute to Colin Powell in Service MORE He went to graduate school at Villanova University, where DiVincenzo played in college.

“Donte, we’re proud of you at home too, but I still like Syracuse,” Biden said.

The last time the Bucks won the NBA championship was in 1971, and Biden pointed out that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was part of the team.

“The worst part is that I remember them both. I was a child, I was a child, I remember them both, ”he said with a laugh.

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