Joe Biden

Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Upon Arrival From St. Croix, Virgin Islands

January 02, 2023

Senate Minority Leader A. Mitchell McConnell

Q. Why is it important to go with Mitch McConnell to Kentucky?

The President. It's his State. That's the reason. Because——

Q. Why is that significant, to be with McConnell there?

The President. We've been friends a long time. I don't—everybody is talking about how significant it is. It has nothing to do about our relationship. It's always been—[inaudible]. It's a giant bridge, man. It's a lot of money. It's important.

South Korea

Q. Mr. President, are you discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea right now?

The President. No.

NOTE: The President spoke at 4:35 p.m. on the South Lawn at the White House upon arrival on Marine One. Audio was not available for verification of the content of these remarks.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Upon Arrival From St. Croix, Virgin Islands Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/359256

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