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Remarks: Joe Biden and Jill Biden Welcome Students Back to School in Washington - August 28, 2023

  • Jill Biden
    Person
  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Unidentified
    Person
  • Heather Thomas
    Person
Very Positive

Heather Thomas

Unknown
00:00:00-00:00:12 (12 sec)
[In Progress] On reviewing one- and two-step equations. So, we're going through a Kahoot! just to see what they know or see what they remember through the summer. So, that's what we're working on today. 1

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:12-00:00:32 (21 sec)
I'll tell you what. The hardest thing, I think, is when you come back -- what's the matter, baby? You're looking at me like "I don't want to be in this math class." The hardest thing is to come back after three months of not doing any work, not doing your homework. And all of a sudden, like, you got a lot to make up. 2

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:32-00:00:40 (7 sec)
Everybody has a lot to catch up and what the -- the end of the last year. And you all look so excited to be in math class in your first day. 3

Unidentified

Unknown
00:00:40-00:00:41 (1 sec)
Because you're here. 4

Unidentified

Unknown
00:00:41-00:00:42 (1 sec)
Because of you. 5

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:42-00:00:44 (3 sec)
What's your hardest subject in school? 6

Unidentified

Unknown
00:00:44-00:00:46 (1 sec)
Math. 7

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:00:46-00:00:54 (9 sec)
Well, I'll tell you what. You know, I married a woman who's a teacher full time. And guess what? She teaches English. 8

Jill Biden

Unknown
00:00:54-00:00:55 (1 sec)
English. 9

Unidentified

Positive
00:00:55-00:00:59 (4 sec)
That's my favorite. 10

Unidentified

Very Positive
00:00:59-00:01:01 (2 sec)
Yeah, that's my favorite. 11

Unidentified

Positive
00:01:01-00:01:02 (1 sec)
That's my favorite subject. 12

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:01:02-00:01:03 (1 sec)
You got anything to say, hon? 13

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:01:03-00:01:13 (10 sec)
Yeah. I just want to wish you a great school year. And as the president said, I teach English. I teach at NOVA. Have you heard of Northern Virginia Community College? 14

Unidentified

Slightly Positive
00:01:13-00:01:13 ( sec)
Yeah. 15

Unidentified

Slightly Positive
00:01:13-00:01:15 (1 sec)
Yeah. 16

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:01:15-00:01:41 (26 sec)
OK. It's not far from here. So, my first day is next Tuesday. So, like your teachers, wherever they went -- there they are, I've been working on my lesson plans. And what I'm going to do the first day, so I'm excited. And, you know, what you probably don't know about teachers is that no matter how long you've been teaching, the night before, you can barely sleep because you're so excited. 17

Jill Biden

Leans Negative
00:01:41-00:01:42 (1 sec)
Isn't that true? 18

Heather Thomas

Very Positive
00:01:42-00:01:42 (1 sec)
Yes, that is very true. 19

Unidentified

Positive
00:01:42-00:01:43 (1 sec)
Yes [Inaudible] 20

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:01:43-00:02:02 (19 sec)
Yeah, because we love our students love our students. We love our students. And so -- so if you're going through tough times or, you know, maybe you're struggling a little bit at math -- in math, maybe you're struggling a little bit at home, you know you can go to your teachers, you can trust your teachers. 21

Jill Biden

Unknown
00:02:02-00:02:05 (3 sec)
We are always here for you. 22

Heather Thomas

Slightly Positive
00:02:05-00:02:06 (1 sec)
Yeah, absolutely. 23

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:02:06-00:02:08 (2 sec)
So, I want to thank you, teachers, for what you do. 24

Unidentified

Somewhat Positive
00:02:08-00:02:09 ( sec)
Thank you. 25

Unidentified

Slightly Positive
00:02:09-00:02:09 ( sec)
Oh, my God. It's really you. 26

Unidentified

Somewhat Positive
00:02:09-00:02:12 (3 sec)
[Inaudible] thank you very much. Come on, we'll just wait -- 27

Jill Biden

Leans Negative
00:02:12-00:02:15 (3 sec)
I want to shake their hands. 28

Unidentified

Leans Negative
00:02:15-00:02:16 (1 sec)
They want to shake hands. 29

Unidentified

Somewhat Negative
00:02:16-00:02:28 (12 sec)
No, I want to shake your hands. 30

Unidentified

Unknown
00:02:28-00:02:28 ( sec)
[Inaudible] 31

Unidentified

Unknown
00:02:28-00:02:33 (5 sec)
[Inaudible] Peter? Peter? We got to pick up. Come on, guys. We got to pick up. 32

Unidentified

Slightly Positive
00:02:33-00:02:34 (1 sec)
Oh, my God. It's really you. 33

Unidentified

Very Positive
00:02:34-00:03:03 (29 sec)
Thank you all very much. We need to move out. Thank you very much, friends. Thank you, let's go. Move out this way. Everyone, let's move out this way. Come on [Inaudible] move out this way. Peter? Thank you. Come on, sir. 34