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

The White House

South Lawn

4:03 P.M. EST

Q Will the United States provide F-16s to Ukraine?


Q Will you be going to Europe for the war’s anniversary?

Q Catholic bishops are demanding that federal tax dollars not fund abortions.

THE PRESIDENT: No, they are not all doing that. Nor is —

Q Catholic bishops are —


Q — demanding that federal tax —

THE PRESIDENT: Nor is the Pope doing that.

Q What are you going to tell Speaker McCarthy? When he said he wants to negotiate, what do you say?

THE PRESIDENT: Show me your budget, I’ll show you mine.

Q Mr. President, what is your message — what is your message to Leader McCarthy — to Speaker McCarthy? Sorry, sir. What would be your message?

THE PRESIDENT: Show me your budget, I’ll show you mine.

Q Do you have any plans to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on police reform? They’re asking for a meeting.

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, yeah. No, of course, I will. Look, I haven’t set the time yet.

Q Do you still think the George Floyd Act is the most reasonable —


Q — legislation to get through a divided Congress?

THE PRESIDENT: I think we should do it right now. We should have done it before.

As you know, I did it by executive order for the federal side. But I can’t do it otherwise without the help of the rest of the Congress.

Q One other. If the — if the — if the Special Counsel, who’s starting this week, asks for your testimony, would you give testimony?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I don’t even know about the Special Counsel.

Q Did you talk with the Dutch — thank you, sir. Dutch Prime Minister today — (inaudible). Did you speak with the Dutch Prime Minister?

THE PRESIDENT: I apologize, I —

Q Can you talk about the — you talked with the Dutch Prime Minister today, right? Dutch Prime Minister?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, the Dutch Prime Minister. Yes.

Q Did you talk about Japanese-Dutch-U.S. agreement about semiconductor issue, or what you talk about?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. Yes, we talked about a lot of things, but a lot of it is private.

Q Mr. President, are you considering trip to Poland next month?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m going to be going to Poland. I don’t know when though.

Q And what about Ukraine? What about Ukraine?

Q Should you take a new approach to community policing? Are your views on policing changing —


Q — being based on what’s happening — happened?

THE PRESIDENT: Everybody else’s views got — getting — getting towards mine. And we need community policing, where the police know the community, have a relationship with the community, know who lives where.

And they need additional help in terms of having psychologists and psychiatrists on their teams. They — they need a lot more.

Q Have you decided on the new NEC director, sir?

Q What was going through your mind when you saw the Tyre Nichols video?

Q Sir, for the war’s anniversary —

Q Have you decided to go to Europe, sir, for the anniversary?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m not sure.

4:06 P.M. EST

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