On Monday, Joe Biden delivered remarks on his economic agenda known as ‘Bidenomics’ from the South Court Auditorium. As he made his way to the podium, he jokingly told the audience, “I’m not introducing myself – Mark is. I forgot and went straight to the podium.”
Despite a few hiccups during his speech involving a large teleprompter, Biden thanked lawmakers for their efforts.
To conclude his address, he informed attendees that there was an issue he needed to attend to in the situation room and thus had to depart soon after.
👀👀 President Biden: "I have to go to the situation room. There's an issue I need to deal with."
— Biden at the end of remarks on the economy pic.twitter.com/QDzdBFcLui
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) October 23, 2023
Reporters shouted questions at Biden as he walked away from the lectern.
“Is the U.S. supporting the hostages for a ceasefire deal?” a reporter asked Biden.
Biden turned around and said, “We should have a ceasefire. Not a ceasefire. We should have those hostages released and then we can talk.”
Biden: "We should have a ceasefire. Not a ceasefire. We should have those hostages released and then we can talk." pic.twitter.com/LCiOYJTqjR
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 23, 2023