A doctor gives an update on Joe Biden’s status following foot injury sustained while playing with his dog, as the president-elect announces an all-female communications team, plus, will receive his first presidential daily briefing.
Doctors give update on Biden foot injury from playing with his dog Major
On Saturday, 78-year-old President-elect Joe Biden sustained an injury while playing with his dog, Major.
The initial appearance was that the former vice president had twisted his ankle and sustained a sprain of his right foot. Biden was sent to an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation, Fox reported. On Sunday, the orthopedist gave an update on Biden’s status.
“Initial x-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement on Sunday. “Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks.”
Biden announces all-female communications team
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris announced their communications team comprised of all-female members on Sunday that is aimed at bringing “diverse perspectives” to the White House, NBC reported.
In a statement, Biden said the team was comprised of “qualified, experienced communicators” who he expects will “bring diverse perspectives to their work in a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
The members include: Jen Psaki, who will serve as White House press secretary; Kate Bedingfield, will serve as White House communications director; Symone Sanders, will serve as senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Harris; Elizabeth Alexander, will serve as First Lady Jill Biden’s communication director; Ashley Etienne, will serve as Kamala Harris’ communications director; Karine Jean Pierre, will serve as deputy press secretary; and Pili Tobar, will serve as deputy White House communications director.
Biden and Harris to receive first presidential daily briefing
Due to delays in the transition process, President-elect Joe Biden will receive the first daily presidential briefing since the 2020 election on Monday, NBC reported. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also receive the classified document that outlines high-level intelligence and analysis on a range of national security issues.
The president’s daily briefing is prepared by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and is comprised of information from the intelligence community.
Biden gains 87 votes in Wisconsin recount ordered by Trump at a cost of $3 million
A recount requested by President Donald Trump not only saw the final tally add 87 more votes to Joe Biden’s total, but it cost the Trump campaign $3 million for the effort.
The recount was held in two of the largest counties in Wisconsin and the final count confirmed that Joe Biden won the state by over 20,000 votes, the Independent reported.