Air National Guard Base
New Castle, Delaware
9:38 A.M. EDT
Q Mr. President, how was your meeting with Senator Manchin yesterday? How did your meeting go, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: It went well. A few more things to work out, but it went well.
Q Do you think you’ll have a plan before Wednesday?
THE PRESIDENT: With the grace of God and the goodwill of the neighbors.
Q Do you want a plan — a deal by the time you leave for COP?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
Q Is that something you’ve expressed to Democrats?
THE PRESIDENT: That’s my — that’s my hope.
Q Do you expect a vote this week?
THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.) What do you think? I don’t know.
Q We’re asking you.
Q How critical is it to get this — how critical is it to get this done before the trip?
THE PRESIDENT: It would be very, very positive to get it done before the trip.
9:39 A.M. EDT