‘You realize you’re not in the real world’: Biden taunts reporters over debt ceiling questions, laughs when asked if DeSantis pardoned Trump as he travels to Delaware to a night
- Biden said there was ‘no reason’ the bipartisan deal could not pass by June 5
- He said the reporters who asked about it weren’t in the ‘real world’
- He smiled and laughed when asked about DeSantis’ pardon request
President Joe Biden dismissed questions about the status of a debt limit and budget deal, saying reporters who interviewed him weren’t in the ‘real world’ – then turned to mocked their negotiating skills and said it would be foolish to talk about the compromise before the impending vote.
Biden made the comments as he left the White House after participating in a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery as his deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy took shots at the conservative right and the progressive left – including Florida Governor Ron. DeSantis.
He hailed it as a “bipartisan deal” that deserved to be passed and would be authorized by Congress on the “X date” of June 5, when the nation would default.
“You realize you’re not in the real world,” Biden told reporters when asked about the compromise as he prepared to fly to his Wilmington home for a night, after having spent the weekend at Camp David.
President Joe Biden told reporters they weren’t in the ‘real world’ and predicted a ‘bipartisan deal’ on the budget with a suspension of the debt ceiling would be authorized by Congress by now. June 5.
He said the deal would be done by June 5 “without a doubt”. The House Rules Committee is preparing to meet on Tuesday to begin House and Senate action this week. Biden also said he spoke to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who welcomed the deal.
“There’s no reason it shouldn’t be done by the fifth. I’m confident we’ll get a vote in both houses and we’ll see,” he said.
At another point, when asked about his message to Democrats complaining about it, Biden said it was “talk to me.”
asked what he would say to them, Biden said: ‘I’m not going to tell you. Then he said it would be absurd to try to seal the deal as a win now. Some House progressives tore it up, saying it would lock in Republican-imposed cuts.
“What if it was a 100% deal for the Democrats. Do you think that would help me pass it? Come on, Biden says.
He elaborated, “One of the things I hear some of you say is why doesn’t Biden say what a good deal this is?” Why would Biden say what a good deal it is before the vote? Do you think this will help me pass it? No. That’s why you don’t negotiate very well. Anyway …’
President Kevin McCarthy unveiled the 99-page bill raising the debt ceiling to avoid US default
Biden laughed when asked what he thought of Ron DeSantis saying he would consider pardons for Donald Trump and the Jan 6 defendants
Biden attended events at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day. He then took off for Delaware
Biden spoke on a day when Donald Trump left his New York apartment to go golfing
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the nation is still ‘on the verge of bankruptcy’ after an agreement to suspend the debt ceiling and freeze spending at 2023 levels, with spending expected to rise 1% the next day. Next year.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy must find a way to get the deal through the House
At the same time, a group of House GOP conservatives said suspending the debt ceiling until January 2025 was equivalent to a $4 billion increase.
“Well, before this deal … our country was on the verge of bankruptcy. And after this deal, our country will always be heading for bankruptcy,’ said GOP presidential candidate, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“And to say that you can do $4 trillion in raises over the next year and a half, I mean, that’s a huge amount of spending,” he said.
As for Biden’s own assessment, he said, “It feels good. We’ll see when the voting starts.
He said he had not yet had a chance to speak to Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal, who had criticized him.
There’s no reason it shouldn’t be done before the 5th. I’m sure we’ll get a vote in both houses and we’ll see.
Biden smiled and laughed when asked about DeSantis saying he would forgive former President Donald Trump. (DeSantis said last week he would consider individuals on a “case-by-case basis” when asked about Trump and the Jan. 6 defendants, and said he would begin the process on “day one.”
Biden raised his hand and turned away when he got the question. “I’ll see you guys,” he said, not answering directly.