Skip to content
Fact
ba
.
se

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

  • Question
    Person
  • Joe Biden
    Person
Somewhat Positive

Question

Somewhat Negative
00:00:00-00:00:08 (8 sec)
Mr. President, why did you strike the Revolutionary Guard? Mr. President, why did you strike Iran's Revolutionary Guard? 1

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:00:08-00:00:08 (1 sec)
Because they struck us. 2

Question

Unknown
00:00:08-00:00:11 (2 sec)
And, President Biden, why did -- 3

Question

Unknown
00:00:11-00:00:12 (2 sec)
Do you plan to hit them again? 4

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:00:12-00:00:13 (1 sec)
If they strike us. 5

Question

Unknown
00:00:13-00:00:15 (2 sec)
Why do you think it is, in this election season -- 6

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:15-00:00:17 (2 sec)
Why do you think it is I always take your question? [Laughs] 7

Question

Very Positive
00:00:17-00:00:21 (4 sec)
It's a good one. I got two good ones. Why do you think it is that people should be more concerned about abortion access than your age? 8

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:21-00:00:24 (3 sec)
I don't think it's comparable comparison. 9

Question

Unknown
00:00:24-00:00:27 (3 sec)
Why do you think it is that you're trailing Trump in all these swing state polls? 10

Joe Biden

Negative
00:00:27-00:00:41 (14 sec)
Because you don't read the polls [Inaudible]. Ten polls. Eight of them, I'm beating him in those places. Eight of them. You guys only do two. CNN and New York Times. Check it out. Check it out. We'll get you a copy of all those other polls. 11

Question

Negative
00:00:41-00:00:43 (2 sec)
You don't believe you're trailing in battleground states? 12

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:00:43-00:00:49 (6 sec)
No, I don't. [Crosstalk] 13

Question

Unknown
00:00:49-00:00:51 (2 sec)
[Inaudible] Gaza ceasefire, Mr. President? 14

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:00:51-00:00:52 (1 sec)
Pardon me? 15

Question

Slightly Positive
00:00:52-00:00:53 (2 sec)
What are the chances of a Gaza ceasefire? 16

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:00:53-00:00:54 (1 sec)
None. No possibility. 17

Question

Unknown
00:00:54-00:00:59 (4 sec)
Any update on getting hostages out? 18

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:00:59-00:01:00 (2 sec)
We're still optimistic. 19

Question

Somewhat Negative
00:01:00-00:01:04 (4 sec)
What's the -- what's the delay on getting more hostages? 20

Question

Unknown
00:01:04-00:01:06 (2 sec)
What's your message to the families of the hostages in Gaza? 21

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:01:06-00:01:08 (2 sec)
We're not going to stop until we get them out. 22

Question

Positive
00:01:08-00:01:11 (3 sec)
How confident are you that you will get them out? 23

Question

Somewhat Negative
00:01:11-00:01:15 (5 sec)
What's been the delay? 24

Question

Very Negative
00:01:15-00:01:22 (7 sec)
Mr. President, are the retaliatory strikes working? Mr. President, are the retaliatory strikes working in the Middle East? 25

Joe Biden

Positive
00:01:22-00:01:26 (4 sec)
Yes. I mean, they're -- they're working in the sense that we're hitting the targets they're seeking. 26

Question

Very Positive
00:01:26-00:01:38 (12 sec)
Mr. President, Angola will celebrate the Day of Independence this Saturday. We are celebrating 48 years of independence. And you have been talking about Angola a lot. Would you like to send a message to the Angolan people? 27

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:38-00:01:52 (14 sec)
Yes. They should be very proud. Very, very proud. And they're going to build out in Angola. It's going to be -- become one of the leaders in African -- in the economy. We got to get the economy more up to -- up to speed. 28

Question

Leans Positive
00:01:52-00:02:03 (11 sec)
And when are you meeting President Lourenço, because you have been talking about Angola, you want to help Angola, but you didn't have a chance to meet President Lourenço yet. When are you meeting him? 29

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:03-00:02:06 (3 sec)
I don't know the time, but I'm sure I'll meet him. Thank you. 30

Question

Somewhat Positive
00:02:06-00:02:06 ( sec)
Thank you. 31