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Press Gaggle: Joe Biden Speaks to Reporters Before Air Force One Departure - August 8, 2022

  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Question
    Person
Positive

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:08 (9 sec)
Feeling great. Tested negative again today. Been testing every day. All good. All is good. 1

Question

Positive
00:00:08-00:00:15 (7 sec)
To what extent do you expect the inflation bill to help Democrats during the midterms once it passes, Mr. President? 2

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:15-00:00:36 (21 sec)
Will I expect it to help? Yes, I do. It's going to immediately help. For example, no senior will have any -- on Medicare -- will have med- -- bills of more than $2,000 for drugs, no matter what the costs are. That's a big deal. It changes people's lives. There's a whole range of things that are really game-changing for ordinary folks. 3

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:00:36-00:00:49 (13 sec)
Now, some of it is not going to kick in for a little bit, but it's all good. It's really going to lower the daily -- when you sit down at that kitchen table at the end of the month, you're going to be able to pay a whole hell of a lot more bills because you're paying less in medical bills. 4

Question

Slightly Negative
00:00:49-00:00:57 (8 sec)
Mr. President, how worried are you about the situation in Taiwan? Because China is -- they're kind of keeping a bit of a grip around the whole island now. 5

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:00:57-00:01:07 (10 sec)
Well, I am -- I'm not worried, but I'm concerned that they're moving as much as they are. But I don't think they're going to do anything more. I think -- 6

Question

Positive
00:01:07-00:01:11 (4 sec)
Do you think it was a wise move of the Speaker to go to Taiwan -- looking at it now? 7

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:01:11-00:01:12 (1 sec)
That was her decision. 8

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:01:12-00:01:14 (3 sec)
Thank you. 9