South Lawn

1:39 P.M. EDT

Q Mr. President, ahead of these midterms, how big of an issue is crime?

THE PRESIDENT: I think it’s a real issue, and I think we have a great record on it.

Q There is some talk of Boris Johnson trying to make a comeback to replace Liz Truss. Do you think that would be good for the U.S.-UK relationship?

THE PRESIDENT: That’s a British decision.

Q Any reaction to Steve Bannon being sentenced, sir, for contempt of Congress? Any reaction to Steve Bannon being sentenced to four months for contempt of Congress?

THE PRESIDENT: I’ve never had a reaction to Steve Bannon.

Q Mr. President, what do you say to Americans who disagree with your gender policies?

THE PRESIDENT: With my gender policies?

Q Transgender policies like bathrooms, women’s sports, things like that.

THE PRESIDENT: No, I — I stand by my policies. Thank you.

1:40 P.M. EDT

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