Biden praised for delivering 'the most honest closing line of any presidential speech'

President BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE 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!"


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."


Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany drew attention to the line as well, calling it a "fitting end to Biden’s first address."

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.