South Portico

4:03 P.M. EDT
Q    Mr. President, when are you going to Africa, sir?
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  When do you want to go?
Q    “When you want to go”?
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  When do you want to go? 
Q    When do I want to go?  I’ll go with you, sir.
(President Ruto arrives.)
PRESIDENT RUTO:  Thank you very much, Mr. President. 
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  (Inaudible.)
PRESIDENT RUTO:  Thank you very much.  Thank you for having us.
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  We’re going to watch your car go by, and we’re going to say — say hello to the press.
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  We’re heading today to Africa.
Q    You said what, sir?
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  I’m joking.  (Inaudible.)  (Laughter.)  Anyway —
Q    Do you think you’ll get there before January?
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  My — I plan on going in February after I’m reelected. 
PRESIDENT RUTO:  You’re welcome, Mr. President.
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  You guys — are these questions relevant?  (Laughs.)
4:04 P.M. EDT

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