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Remarks by President Biden in Press Gaggle

Remarks by President Biden in Press Gaggle

The Crossing at Tahoe Valley
South Lake Tahoe, California

12:01 P.M. PDT

     Q    Mr. President, do you have a reaction to the plane crash in Russia?

THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, but I’m going to be a little —

     Q    Say again?  What the — Prigozhin apparently killed.

THE PRESIDENT:  You may recall when I was asked about this by you, I said I’d be careful what I drink and what I rode in.  And I — I don’t know for a fact what happened, but I am not surprised.

Q    Do you think Putin is behind this, sir?

THE PRESIDENT:  There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin is not behind, but I don’t know enough to know the answer.  I’ve been working out for the last hour and a half.

Q    Will you watch the debates later?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m going to try to see — get as much as I can, yes.

Q    What’s your expectation for the GOP debate tonight?

THE PRESIDENT:  I have none.  (Laughs.) 

Thank you all. 

12:03 P.M. PDT


Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2023/08/23/remarks-by-president-biden-in-press-gaggle-14/

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