The Politicus

Compassion is back in the White House … and the VP's residence. This short clip shows it

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I’ll make this quick because the video speaks for itself.

For four years we sat by, mouths immutably agape, as Donald Trump tossed paper towels at hurricane victims and made the COVID pandemic all about himself. But with the return of competence to the White House, we also saw a renewal of compassion. So far at least, that’s been seen most prominently in the words and actions of Joe Biden, our consoler-in-chief.

But we also have a new vice president—one who does more than stand dewy-eyed and mute while the big dyspeptic yam bellows. And we got a good look at her heart yesterday as she helped a nervous man through a presentation on infrastructure.