Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure

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Date: Aug. 8, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

9:21 A.M. EDT

Q How are you feeling, Mr. President? How are you feeling? Come over.

Q How are you feeling?

THE PRESIDENT: Feeling great. Tested negative again today. Been testing every day. All good. All is good.

Q To what extent do you expect the inflation bill to help Democrats during the midterms once it passes, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: Will I expect it to help? Yes, I do. It's going to immediately help. For example, no senior will have any -- on Medicare -- will have med- -- bills of more than $2,000 for drugs, no matter what the costs are. That's a big deal. It changes people's lives. There's a whole range of things that are really game-changing for ordinary folks.

Now, some of it is not going to kick in for a little bit, but it's all good. It's really going to lower the daily -- when you sit down at that kitchen table at the end of the month, you're going to be able to pay a whole hell of a lot more bills because you're paying less in medical bills.

Q Mr. President, how worried are you about the situation in Taiwan? Because China is -- they're kind of keeping a bit of a grip around the whole island now.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I am -- I'm not worried, but I'm concerned that they're moving as much as they are. But I don't think they're going to do anything more. I think --

Q Do you think it was a wise move of the Speaker to go to Taiwan -- looking at it now?

THE PRESIDENT: That was her decision.

Thank you.

9:22 A.M. EDT


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