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Press Gaggle: Joe Biden Speaks to Reporters Before Air Force One Departure - November 9, 2023

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00:00:00-00:00:05 (5 sec)
Mr. President, why the delay in getting hostages out? 1

Joe Biden

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00:00:05-00:00:07 (3 sec)
We're hopeful. Things are moving along. 2

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00:00:07-00:00:10 (3 sec)
Did you ask for a three-day pause to Netanyahu? 3

Joe Biden

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00:00:10-00:00:14 (3 sec)
You know I've been asking for a pause for -- for a lot more than three days [inaudible]. 4

Question

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00:00:14-00:00:20 (6 sec)
Did you ask him to pause for three days to get the hostages out for that length of time? 5

Joe Biden

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00:00:20-00:00:24 (4 sec)
Yes. I've ask- -- asked for even a longer pause for some of them. 6

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Mr. President, we're eight days from a shutdown -- the shutdown -- government shutdown. Just eight days. Can you give us an update on what you're thinking on how to -- to move past that? 7

Joe Biden

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00:00:33-00:01:00 (27 sec)
I wish the -- the House would just get to work. I'm not being facetious. I mean, this is not a political statement. The idea we're playing games with a shutdown at this moment is just bizarre. And I think that we ought to be able to combine Ukraine and Israel. We ought to be able -- and I'm open to discussions on the border, and I've already made some proposals. But there's just no need for any of this. 8

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Will you be bringing up the issue of an endorsement, Mr. President, with Shawn Fein? 9

Joe Biden

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00:01:05-00:01:06 (1 sec)
Pardon me? 10

Question

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Will you be bringing up the issue of an endorsement with Shawn Fein when you meet him? 11

Joe Biden

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Will I bring up the endorsement? 12

Question

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The issue of an endorsement. He has a -- the UAW hasn't endorsed you yet. 13

Joe Biden

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00:01:14-00:01:16 (2 sec)
Oh, no. They're going to be fine. 14

Question

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00:01:16-00:01:24 (8 sec)
Mr. President, were you frustrated with Prime Minister Netanyahu that he has not listened more to some of the things you have asked him to do? 15

Joe Biden

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00:01:24-00:01:26 (2 sec)
It's taking a little longer than I hoped. 16

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They're taking a little bit longer? 17

Question

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00:01:27-00:01:32 (5 sec)
Do you support the UAW's efforts to unionize Tesla and Toyota, Mr. President? 18

Joe Biden

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Absolutely. 19

Joe Biden

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00:01:33-00:01:34 (2 sec)
Thank you. 20