Joint Base Andrews
Prince George’s County, Maryland

2:47 P.M. EST
Q    Mr. President, will you commit to a debate with former President Trump?
THE PRESIDENT:  It depends on his behavior.
Q    Mr. President —
Q    Do you regret using the word “illegal” to describe immigrants last night, sir?
THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I probably — I don’t re- — technically not supposed to be here. 
Q    Well, why did — why did Mr. Netanyahu need a “come to Jesus” meeting?  What are you hoping to achieve?
THE PRESIDENT:  I didn’t say that in the speech.
Q    After the speech.
Q    But what about after the speech?
THE PRESIDENT:  You guys are eavesdropping on things. 
Q    But are — does that show your level of frustration with him on humanitarian aid?  Does he need to be doing more?
THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, he does. 
Q    Have you seen Senator Britt’s rebuttal, sir?

THE PRESIDENT:  I just saw a little bit on television. 
Q    What did you think?
THE PRESIDENT:  I thought she was a very talented woman.  I — I didn’t quite understand the connections she was making.
Q    Mr. President, do you still support banning TikTok?  Would you sign that bill?
THE PRESIDENT:  If they pass it, I’ll sign it. 
Q    Mr. President, who is going to provide security for the port you’re planning to build to offer aid to Gaza?
THE PRESIDENT:  The Israelis.
Q    Is it going to be the I — IDF?  Okay.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.
Q    Are you concerned that Trump is meeting with Viktor Orbán?
THE PRESIDENT:  I’ve got to go.
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Thanks, everybody.
Q    Are you concerned that Trump is meeting with Viktor Orbán and continues to do so?
THE PRESIDENT:  If I’m not, you should be.
2:49 P.M. EST

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