Joe Biden

Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters in Los Angeles, California

October 13, 2022

The President's Food Order

Q. What did you order, Mr. President?

The President. How you doing? Chicken quesadilla.

All right. Thanks, guys. Well done.

Q. Mr. President, can we ask you a couple questions while we've got you here?

The President. If it's real quick.

Inflation/Gasoline Prices

Q. Yes. The inflation report is out. Have you seen gas prices around here in L.A.? It's 7 bucks a gallon almost.

The President. Well, that's always been the case here. You know, it's not—what—nationwide, they came down about $1.35, and they're still down over a dollar.

But we're going to work on—housing is the big—is the most important thing we have to do in terms of that.

Saudi Arabia

Q. What is your message to Saudi Arabia about this?

The President. We're—"We're about to talk to you."

Q. You're about to talk to——

The President. We're about to talk to them.

Q. In what way, sir?

Q. What are you going to say to them?

The President. Stay tuned.

The President's Travel Plans

Q. Mr. President, do you plan to go to Nevada or Arizona or Georgia, some of these other States where there's competitive races in a few——

The President. Yes, I'm going to other races. I can't tell you how many, but I'm going to be on the road.

Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 12:16 p.m. at a Tacos 1986 restaurant. A portion of these remarks could not be verified because the audio was incomplete.

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

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