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? 

THE PRESIDENT:  Pardon me?

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

Stay Connected

Sign Up

We'll be in touch with the latest information on how President Biden and his administration are working for the American people, as well as ways you can get involved and help our country build back better.

Opt in to send and receive text messages from President Biden.

Scroll to Top Scroll to Top