Los Angeles, California
12:16 P.M. PDT
Q What did you order, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Chicken quesadilla.
All right. Thanks, guys. Well done.
Q Mr. President, can we ask you a couple questions while we got you here?
THE PRESIDENT: If it’s real quick.
Q Yeah. The inflation report is out. Have you seen gas prices around here in LA? It’s seven bucks a gallon almost.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, that’s always been the case here. You know, it’s not — what — nationwide, they came down about $1.35, and they’re still down over a dollar.
But we’re going to work on — housing is the big — is the most important thing we have to do in terms of that.
Q What is your message to Saudi Arabia about this?
THE PRESIDENT: We’re — “We’re about to talk to you.”
Q You’re about to talk to —
THE PRESIDENT: We’re about to talk to them.
Q In what way, sir?
Q What are you going to say to them?
THE PRESIDENT: Stay tuned.
Q Mr. President, do you plan to go to Nevada or Arizona or Georgia — some of these other states where there’s competitive races in a few —
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I’m going to other races. I can’t tell you how many, but I’m going to be on the road.
12:18 P.M. PDT