President Biden's coming to town — but are Seattleites excited?
President Joe Biden will celebrate Earth Day Friday with Gov. Jay Inslee and other local Democratic officials. Biden won a record 75% of the vote in King County during the 2020 election. But today he faces the lowest national approval ratings of his presidency.
Soundside guest Sandeep Kaushik said that's due to overpromising during his campaign. Can he make up for those promises now?
This evening, President Biden lands in Seattle.
Tomorrow he’s expected to discuss efforts to grow the clean energy economy, lower prescription drug prices and extend the freeze on student loan payments.
He's also expected to sign an executive order that will require the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to inventory old-growth trees and determine potential threats, and laws negating those threats, to the trees.
But is he meeting the expectations of Seattleites?
Sandeep Kaushik, political and public affairs consultant with Sound Views Strategy, and Thomas Meyer, national organizing manager at Food & Water Watch, joined Soundside host Libby Denkmann to discuss how President Biden is doing in the polls, and his approach to environmental policy.