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Biden's joint address

'I have never been more confident or optimistic about America,' Biden declares at close of joint address to Congress

President Biden ended his first joint address to Congress on Wednesday night on an upbeat note, predicting the United States will "win the future."

"I have never been more confident or optimistic about America," Biden said. "Not because I'm president. Because what's happening with the American people. We've stared into the abyss of insurrection and autocracy, pandemic and pain. And we the people did not flinch."

He went on to say that "as I told every world leader I ever met with over the years, it's never, ever, ever been a good bet to bet against America, and it still isn't," drawing applause from the members of Congress in attendance. Tim O'Donnell