CNB News – President Biden received praise Wednesday night for the closing line to his first address to a joint session of Congress in which he said, “Thank you for your patience.”
Robert A. George, a writer for Bloomberg Opinion, tweeted Biden’s ending line, calling it “possibly most honest closing line any president has delivered in one of these addresses to Congress!”
"Thank you for your patience!" Possibly most honest closing line any president has delivered in one of these addresses to Congress!
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) April 29, 2021
Biden wrapped up his speech, which lasted a little more than an hour, by saying: “We’re the United States of America. There is not a single thing — nothing, nothing beyond our capacity. We can do whatever we set our minds to if we do it together. So let’s begin to get together. God bless you all and may God protect our troops. Thank you for your patience.”
Todd Zwillich, deputy D.C. bureau chief for VICE News, shared George’s assessment, calling Biden’s last sentence “probably the most honest line I’ve ever heard at a presidential address.”
“Thank you for your patience” was probably the most honest line I’ve ever heard at a presidential address.
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) April 29, 2021
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany drew attention to the line as well, calling it a “fitting end to Biden’s first address.”
“Thank you for your patience.”
A fitting end to Biden’s first address…
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 29, 2021
NBC News politics reporter Henry J. Gomez noted that Biden’s final line was appropriate considering he has often apologized for the length of remarks.
"Thank you for your patience" is really the fitting walk-off for Biden, who on the campaign trail constantly apologized for talking too long and at times cut himself off mid-sentence.
— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) April 29, 2021