President Biden held his first press conference as President on Thursday. He was pushed on the Southern border crisis as thousands of children are currently packed into detention centers. The question annoyed him as the reporter phrased it: “Is that acceptable to you?”
He responded: “That’s a serious question, right? Is it acceptable to me? Come on! That’s why we’re going to be moving 1,000 of those kids out quickly. That is totally unacceptable.”
The President was also asked about gun control in response to two mass shootings in the last two weeks. He acknowledged that Republicans are likely to shut down any law he proposes and left the door open to going around them.
“We’re going to get a lot done and if we have to, if there is complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we’ll have to go beyond what I’m talking about,” he said.
Translation: We can do this the easy way or we can do this the hard way…