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Press Gaggle: Joe Biden Speaks With Reporters While Walking Dogs With Jill Biden - February 12, 2021

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Joe Biden

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Press is gonna think it's for them! 1

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What's your gift for Valentine's Day? 2

Joe Biden

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Ah, it's not Valentine's Day, I'm not tellin' you! 3

Joe Biden

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[Crosstalk] Valentine's Day's a big day. Jill's favorite day. For real. 4

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What inspired you to do this? 5

Jill Biden

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I just wanted some, you know, joy, and I think these have been, you know, so with the pandemic, just, everybody's feeling a little down, so it's just a little joy, little hope, that's all. 6

Joe Biden

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First year as Vice President, you know, you've got the press walked out of the Executive Office Building, I walked into my office and every single pane, the Vice President's Office, you see those panes, there are three, six, nine, eighteen panes in these window, she had taken her school kind of paint that kid's put on poster boards, put a heart that said, "Joe loves Jill." None of them said, "Jill loves Joe," it was, "Joe loves Jill," on every one. 7

Joe Biden

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I went in the next morning, remember Juju Chang? 8

Jill Biden

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I do. 9

Joe Biden

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I did an interview with her. She said, "I understand that you and your wife have a great love affair," and I said, "I hope so," and I said, "But everybody knows I love her more than she loves me," and she said, looked me straight in the eye and said, "That's what everybody says." 10

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How do you extend that love story to the American people that are feeling so down right now, so discouraged? 11

Joe Biden

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Tell them there is hope, there's hope, you just have to stay strong. Lot of people have gone through unbearable suffering and lost their families, lost their children, lost their husbands and wives, moms, dads, and it's almost unbearable. The only thing I can say to them is that they're still in your heart, think about them in your heart. 12

Joe Biden

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They really are. Can tell you from experience, they're in your heart. [Crosstalk] 13

Jill Biden

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So we hope this lifted your spirits. [Laughs] 14

Joe Biden

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I hope it [Inaudible] this winter, it's so damn cold! [Laughs] 15

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Next time bring us coffee too? 16

Jill Biden

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[Laughs] 17

Joe Biden

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[Crosstalk] I wasn't sure you'd all be here, but -- 18

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We'll be here. 19

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How are your dogs? 20

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They live here. 21

Joe Biden

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Yeah, thanks. Champ's an old one, he's [Crosstalk]. 22

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Which one's the old one, Mr. President? 23

Joe Biden

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Well, he's almost 14 years old, I had him here when I was [Inaudible] Vice President, he was [Inaudible], but he was [Inaudible] like this guy, this is Major. We have Major, he's a German Shepherd, he's a rescue dog. We asked the vet, "What can we do to keep Champ going?" He said, "Get him a young dog." And so [Crosstalk] keep him going. 24

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Aww. 25

Joe Biden

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So -- Right, Champ? 26

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They're buddies! 27

Jill Biden

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Yeah, they are buddies. 28

Joe Biden

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They are buddies. [Laughs] Well, thank you, I'm sorry I didn't get you any. 29

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You got a nice pair there, uh, Joe. 30

Joe Biden

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Say again? 31

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You got a nice pair of dogs, there. We love 'em. 32

Joe Biden

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I do, they're good boys. They're good. 33

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I'll bring the donuts next Friday if you come back. 34

Joe Biden

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[Laughs] Okay. 35

Joe Biden

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I tell you what, I apologize, here I didn't, I didn't have a taste. 36

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Oh, I'm sorry, no. 37

Joe Biden

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I didn't even, I didn't even have a taste, here, come on. 38

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[Laughs] 39

Joe Biden

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I promise you, I -- 40

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I'm gonna get in trouble, I don't have my mask! 41

Joe Biden

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I give you my word, I didn't have any. 42

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Well, thank you, I appreciate it. 43

Joe Biden

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Okay? Okay. 44

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[Laughs] 45

Joe Biden

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See you guys. 46

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Thank you, sir. 47

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Bye, Mr. President! Thank you! 48

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Happy Valentine's. Happy Valentine's! 49

Joe Biden

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Champ, you're a good boy. [Inaudible], we're going this way. Come on, old guy. 50

Jill Biden

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Come on. 51

Joe Biden

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Come on, buddy. 52

Jill Biden

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Come on. 53

Joe Biden

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Here, come. 54

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See ya, Champ. 55

Joe Biden

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See ya, guys. [Laughs] Say goodbye, Champ. He's like, "I'm going in the house." Move. [Crosstalk]. 56

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Good morning. 57

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Great, got it here. Okay. 58

Joe Biden

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I think it's, we've done something like this every year. Valentine's Day is Jill's favorite day. More than birthdays, Christmas, it's her favorite day. But it's not Valentine's Day and we're going to be up at Camp David for Valentine's Day. 59

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What are you guys going to do off at Camp David? 60

Joe Biden

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Oh, just hang out with the family and do what we always do. Go out, depending on how cold, we'll get those bikes up there and head out. But anyway, it's uh -- She did this last year. I mean not last year, my first year as Vice President. My office was, like, the corner office there with the big stained glass windows. 61

Joe Biden

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She got the, she got the [Inaudible] put up a ladder, and every time she wrote, Joe loves Jill. Not Jill loves Joe but Joe loves Jill. That's how it works. 62

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She must like you. 63

Joe Biden

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I'm crazy about her, man. 64

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Mr. President, um, [Inaudible] with CNN. How are you? Um, with um, you talked about vaccines for 300 million Americans by July. How long will it take to actually get the shots in arms? 65

Joe Biden

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Well, it's gonna -- That, it's never been done before. The hope is that we'll be able to, by the end of the summer, everybody have, uh, almost everybody, a shot. But it's going to take time. It's going to take time. 66

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And Mr. President, do you have any more thoughts on the impeachment trial, now that the, the, uh, you know, impeachment managers -- 67

Joe Biden

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No. I'm just anxious to see whether, what my Republican friends do when they stand up. 68

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And you're not planning to speak with any of them about what they should do or how they should vote -- 69

Joe Biden

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No. No, I'm not. 70

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And do you think, do you think the former President should be convicted? 71

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Thank you. 72