As President Biden finished a bike ride, he answered questions from reporters. When asked how the border is doing, Biden said, “Better than expected,” then laughed.
Video clip of President Biden:
When asked how things were going at the border, Biden told the reporter, “Better than expected,” and then he laughed. pic.twitter.com/CSeYQ2p7sZ
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 14, 2023
The exchange as provided to PoliticusUSA by the White House pool report:
How Border Is Turning Out: “Much better than you all expected.”
On plans to visit the border: “Not in the near future, no. It would just be disruptive.”
He said the number at the border has gone down, but “we still have work to do. We need more help from Congress.”
Dark Brandon can appear at any time. He’s always there, lurking beneath the surface, unafraid to remind the media and Republicans when they underestimate him. One minute, he’s America’s happy Grandpa Joe, out for a bike ride on a beautiful Mother’s Day, until he’s asked a question and pounces on it.
One of the reasons Biden is underestimated is his image as a nice churchman, but there’s also a part of Biden that’s a political shark and wants to win. That’s where Dark Brandon lives, and that’s why it’s a mistake to ever underestimate Joe Biden.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also White House press secretary and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. The focus of his thesis was on public policy with a focus on social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association