Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival

Published: Fri Nov 19 2021

South Lawn

2:23 P.M. EST

Q Mr. President, when do you expect the bill to hit your desk, sir?

Q Do you have any - do you have any reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict?

THE PRESIDENT: I just heard a moment ago.

Q Do you have any reaction?

THE PRESIDENT: I - I didn't watch the trial, so I - you know -

Q Do you stand by your past comment equating him to white supremacy?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works, and we have to abide by it.

Q Sir, what is the state of your health, sir? What is the state of your health after this exam today?

THE PRESIDENT: Good. They're going to release all the detail. I feel great. Nothing has changed. We're in great shape. And so, you know, I'm looking forward to celebrating my 58th birthday. (Laughter.)

Q Sir, on the Build Back Better plan, sir - when can you expect it to hit your desk, sir, now that it's passed the House?


Q The Build Back Better plan - now that it's passed the House, when do you expect it to land on your desk?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don't -

Q What's the goal?

THE PRESIDENT: I don't know. It's going to take a while to get through the Senate. I think it will probably be after Thanksgiving.

Q Will you sign it if it doesn't contain paid family leave?

THE PRESIDENT: I will sign it. Period.

Q Will you be pardoning any people in addition to turkeys?

THE PRESIDENT: Are you - you need a pardon?

Q No, (inaudible) humans - (inaudible).

THE PRESIDENT: No, no - (laughs) - the turkeys.

Thank you.

2:25 P.M. EST

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