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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 01:29 PM

Biden to Visit Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital

NBC4Washington
By Alexandra Jaffe

President Joe Biden is making his first major foray outside the White House on Friday, to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Biden has a long and personal history with the hospital, which treats thousands of military service members, veterans and their families. His son Beau, who served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, died there in 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Even before Beauís treatment at the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, were frequent visitors during his time as vice president, making multiple Christmas Day stops to meet with soldiers there. Jill Biden focused in part on promoting awareness of issues affecting military families during that time, and on Friday sheíll again be focused on the issue as she participates in a virtual event with military-connected students.

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Bidenís early visit there marks one of his first departures from the gated White House campus. Throughout the transition and even during the campaign, Biden has pared back his travel and in-person meetings, doing as much work as possible virtually to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics/biden-to-visit-wounded-soldiers-at-walter-reed-hospital/2555297/

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lpbk2713 Jan 2021 #3
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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 01:32 PM

1. did trump EVER do this?

I can't remember him doing it.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 03:36 PM

2. Never. Instead, when t-rump was presumably sick with Covid-19

he walked outside and had someone drive him around the hospital grounds so he could wave to his insane supporters. t-rump was all about himself, no matter if he harmed others in order to have his way.

Biden, on the other hand, is a genuinely caring, empathetic human being.


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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 03:44 PM

3. Medical staff as well as patients at Walter Reed are from all branches of the military.



I'm sure Sailors, Airmen and Marines would like to see their president as well.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:10 PM

4. It's about time we had a president who really cares about those in military service. nt

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