President Joe Biden paid a visit to Baltimore for the first time since taking office to take part in a CNN town hall to boost support for his Build Back Better plan.
Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the town hall had the president answering questions for 90 minutes about topics including the economy, immigration, tensions with China, climate change and the pandemic.
Before the town hall, the president and first lady were greeted by Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressman John Sarbanes and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and they spoke for several minutes. Later, Mayor Scott tweeted that he was honored to provide opening remarks for the event, adding that the nation is on the right path and the president has a true partner in the City of Baltimore.
There were some demonstrations outside of the venue including a group from Casa de Maryland calling for immigration reform.