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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.
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