Joe Biden

Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters in Dover, Delaware

August 08, 2022

The President's Coronavirus Test Results

Q. How are you feeling, Mr. President?

Q. How are you feeling, sir?

Q. How are you feeling?

The President. Feeling great. Tested negative again today. Been testing every day. All good. All is good.

Midterm Congressional Elections/Legislation To Combat Inflation, Promote Clean Energy Production, and Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

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 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——

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's Recent Travel to Taiwan

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.

Q. Are you forgiving student loans next month?

NOTE: The President spoke at 9:21 a.m. on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base prior to boarding Air Force One en route to Lost Creek, KY.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters in Dover, Delaware Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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