11:46 A.M. EST
Q    What do you make of these attacks between Iran and Pakistan?
THE PRESIDENT:  As you can see, Iran is not particularly well-liked in the region. 

Q    Yeah.

THE PRESIDENT:  And where — where that goes, we’re working on now.  I don’t know where that goes.
Q    And how was your — how was your meeting yesterday?
THE PRESIDENT:  I thought the meeting went well yesterday.  I thought the meeting went well.
Q    What are the sticking points on the border agreement?  Where are the disagreements you’re working on?
THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t think we have any sticking points left.
Q    Are the airstrikes in Yemen working?
THE PRESIDENT:  Well, when you say “working,” are they stopping the Houthis?  No.  Are they going to continue?  Yes.
Q    Mr. President, how do you feel about aid for Ukraine after yesterday’s meeting with members of Congress?
THE PRESIDENT:  I think the vast majority of members of Congress support aid to Ukraine.  The question is whether or not a small minority are going to hold it up, which would be — which would be a disaster.
Q    How concerned are you with the Arab American votes during this election?  And what Iowa means to you, to your reelection race?
THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I don’t think Iowa means anything.  The President got 50-some-thousand votes — the lowest number of votes anybody who’s won got.  You know, this idea that it’s been a runaway, I think he can characterize it any way he wants.  I’ll let them make that judgment.
What was the second part of the question?
Q    The part was: Are you concerned with the Arab American votes voting for you during this election because of Gaza?  Many say they will not vote for you.
THE PRESIDENT:  Well, look, the President wants to put a — the former President wants to put a ban on Arabs coming into the country.  We’ll make sure he — we understand who cares about the Arab population, number one.
Number two, we got a long way to go in terms of settling the situation in Gaza.

Q    The March for Life is tomorrow in Washington, D.C. — the March for Life is tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, I know that.
Q    What’s your message to those attending?
Q    Sir — sir, can you talk about inflation?  When will prices come down?

Q    Should anybody be held for — should anybody be held criminally responsible for failures after the Uvalde shooting?  Should anybody be held responsible with criminal charges?
THE PRESIDENT:  I have not read the full report.  The report will be out today —
Q    Today.
THE PRESIDENT:  — number one.  We’re going to do what we can to implement the recommendations of the Justice Department.  But I don’t know if there is any criminal liability.  I — I have not read the report.
Q    Were you — were you briefed by the Attorney General on this?
THE PRESIDENT:  I was briefed by my staff on it.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.
11:48 A.M. EST

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