U.S. President Biden’s Remarks After Marine One Arrival

The White House

South Lawn

Q Can Americans feel confident in the AstraZeneca vaccine?

THE PRESIDENT: (Inaudible) can’t hear a word you’re saying.

Q Can Americans feel confident in the AstraZeneca vaccine?

THE PRESIDENT: I haven’t gotten the final report today. We haven’t used it at all. We have it available, but we haven’t used it. And I don’t know what’s — I’ve been gone all day. I don’t know what’s happened today.

Q Have you spoken to Dr. Fauci about it?

THE PRESIDENT: Pardon me?

Q Have you spoken to Dr. Fauci about it?

THE PRESIDENT: Not as of today. No, I haven’t. Thank you.

Q Will you — will you increase the number of doses you’re going to give Mexicans and Canadians?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, that — that depends on how — what is finally approved. Okay? Thank you.

Q On North Korea, sir: Do you consider that to be a real provocation by North Korea — the missile launch?

THE PRESIDENT: No. According to the Defense Department, it’s business as usual. There’s no new — there’s no new wrinkle in what they did.

Q Does it affect diplomacy at all?

THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.)

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