Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan En Route Bali, Indonesia

Aboard Air Pressure One
En Route Bali, Indonesia

7:30 P.M. ICT
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hey, everyone.  Okay, as you all know, we’re on our method to Bali, Indonesia, the place the President goes to be attending the G20.  As you see, Jake Sullivan, our Nationwide Safety Advisor, is right here to speak about that — that cease and some other questions you will have for him.  And I’m going to show it over to Jake.
MR. SULLIVAN:  Thanks, Karine.  Hello, everyone.  I’m going to start out with only a few feedback on right this moment’s occasions after which flip to tomorrow’s. 
So the President participated within the East Asia Summit right this moment and had an opportunity to ship an intervention the place he coated the total vary of safety, financial, humanitarian, and different points excessive on the agenda within the Indo-Pacific.  And there was quite a lot of curiosity within the room on the outcomes of the U.S. midterms.  Lots of feedback from completely different leaders concerning the information that broke this morning that appears just like the Senate outcomes ended — ended — will find yourself with Democrats in management. 
So, it’s attention-grabbing to see how carefully the entire leaders from these completely different nations, together with leaders from nations that aren’t themselves democracies, very carefully comply with American politics, proper right down to state races that they’re all fairly conversant in, surprisingly.
The opposite factor about right this moment is that the President had the chance to host a trilateral assembly with the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of Korea.  And following that assembly, they launched a joint assertion that’s actually unprecedented in its breadth and within the scope of points that it covers.

Clearly, the DPRK is prime of thoughts for all three leaders as they sat down, however the assertion additionally discusses peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait, the necessity for deeper financial and expertise cooperation, and a spread of different priorities within the Indo-Pacific.  And it exhibits the extent to which that trilateral cooperation has actually deepened underneath President Biden’s management.

It was additionally a possibility for him, bilaterally with every of the 2 leaders, to have the ability to seek the advice of on his assembly with President Xi tomorrow and to clarify to them what he meant to do in Bali, and to ensure that he was properly coordinated along with his closest allies.
And that goes additionally for the assembly he held with Prime Minister Albanese, the place he was capable of coordinate with the Australian Prime Minister upfront of tomorrow’s assembly.
Total, by way of the cease in Cambodia, it’s completely clear that there’s an enormous demand sign for American engagement, as evidenced by the truth that ASEAN has elevated the U.S.-ASEAN relationship to the best degree, to a complete strategic partnership.  And many various leaders of ASEAN solicited American engagement throughout a spread of fields.  And privately, leaders got here as much as the President to say that it was actually vital that the U.S. proceed down the trail that President Biden has put American international coverage on, which is deepened and elevated engagement on this very important area of the world.
So we really feel excellent concerning the coordination and the muse that we’ve set heading into Bali for the G20 and for the bilateral assembly with President Xi of the PRC.

Earlier than he meets with President Xi, President Biden could have a bilateral with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia and could have the chance to congratulate President Widodo on the work that he has executed internet hosting the G20 this yr, and likewise to speak concerning the full vary of points within the U.S.-Indonesia bilateral partnership.
And over the course of the three days in Bali, he’ll have a sequence of serious bulletins by way of American investments and American coverage in the direction of Indonesia, together with a Millennium Problem Company compact, different vital infrastructure tasks, different types of financial cooperation, and cooperation on local weather that can be rolled out over the course of the subsequent 48 hours and we expect will mark a big improve in our total relationship with Indonesia.
By way of the assembly with President Xi, clearly I’ll let President Biden converse to it in his personal phrases after that assembly, so I’m not going to do an excessive amount of to get forward of him.  I additionally wish to be sure that he has the chance to speak to President Xi earlier than we converse in nice element on the file concerning the points.  So, you’ll perceive that there’ll make sure — some limits to how a lot I can characterize issues upfront.
However I’ll simply say that President Biden was clear right this moment within the East Asia Summit assembly what he’s aspiring to do, which is to clarify within the assembly tomorrow that the USA is ready for stiff competitors with China however doesn’t search battle, doesn’t search confrontation; needs to ensure that we handle that competitors responsibly and that each one nations, together with the USA and the PRC, ought to function in keeping with a set of well-established, agreed guidelines, together with on freedom of navigation, on a degree taking part in subject for economics, and on refraining from using intimidation or coercion or aggression.
So, he’ll talk all of that together with a real willingness to work collectively in areas the place U.S. and PRC pursuits converge and the place it’s within the curiosity of the broader public good as properly, whether or not it’s local weather change or public well being or different points. 
So, he’ll have that chance to take a seat and be completely simple and direct and to listen to President Xi be completely simple and direct in return and attempt to come out of that assembly with a greater understanding and a method to responsibly handle this relationship and the competitors between the U.S. and the PRC, and are available out of this assembly with areas the place the 2 nations and the 2 presidents and their groups can work cooperatively on substantive points. 
So, I’ll go away it at that for proper now and be glad to take some questions.
Q    Thanks, Jake.  So, first, might you — in your first level, might you present a bit of bit extra of a qualitative readout of the conversations the President and U.S. officers had with international leaders concerning the midterms?  Had been leaders congratulating the President?
And extra broadly, the President, in his first couple of worldwide summits, talked loads about displaying the world that America is again.  He stated this morning that he feels that he’s in a stronger place now after the midterms.  How does that kind of — how do the midterms tie into the President’s broader message to the world about America’s dedication abroad?
MR. SULLIVAN:  So I don’t wish to over-characterize it and say there have been deep conversations about it.  I’d simply say that many leaders took be aware of the outcomes of the midterms, got here as much as the President to interact him and to say that they have been following them carefully.  And I’d say one theme that emerged over the course of the 2 days was the theme concerning the energy of American democracy and what this election stated about American democracy. 
So, the President feels excellent about — clearly, concerning the outcomes, as he stated to all of you, and he additionally feels that it does set up a powerful place for him on the worldwide stage.  And we noticed that, I feel, play out in residing colour right this moment.  And I feel we’ll see that equally after we head into each the G20 and to his bilateral engagements in Bali.
Q    Did the Chinese language Prem- — was the Chinese language Premier, Li Keqiang — was he one of many individuals who approached President Biden concerning the midterms?
Q    And may I simply add another on — staying in ASEAN, on Myanmar particularly: The U.N. Particular Rapporteur on Myanmar stated that the Russian weapons which are killing individuals in Ukraine are additionally being utilized in Myanmar.  Did the President make the connection between Ukraine and Myanmar when he was talking to ASEAN leaders?  And would he help a world arms embargo on Russia and Myanmar?
MR. SULLIVAN:  He didn’t particularly draw that connection in his feedback right this moment, although he thematically drew the connection between the varieties of aggression towards civilians that we see in Ukraine and, clearly, what we’re seeing in Myanmar.  It wasn’t an specific connection, however clearly he talked about each of these points in related phrases in his remarks right this moment.
Q    A fast query on, kind of, COVID protocols and, you recognize, what the Chinese language are asking President Biden to comply with and White Home delegation to comply with.  Are there any particular protocols, exams that you simply and the President need to, you recognize, undertake earlier than going into this assembly?  Or are there —
MR. SULLIVAN:  Not that I do know of.
Q    — is there nothing out of the peculiar?
MR. SULLIVAN:  Not that I do know of.
Q    And one fast one on, kind of, this concept that the Biden administration is attempting to reset rela- — its relationship with China — clearly, you recognize, shifting away from the strategy that the Trump administration had taken.  How profitable do you assume that is in the end going to finish up being?
MR. SULLIVAN:  I’m unsure I perceive the premise of your query.

Q    So, you recognize, resetting its relationship with China within the sense of, you recognize, extending a diplomatic hand, wanting to interact in dialog.  How profitable do you assume that is going to finish up being?

MR. SULLIVAN:  So, I imply, that’s a time period you’re utilizing.  I’m not utilizing that time period; the administration isn’t utilizing that time period.

The way in which we take a look at this, really, is this can be a continuation of the President’s elementary view that leader-to-leader engagement is crucial method to handle this relationship successfully.  And that is the primary alternative he really has to take a seat in individual, as President, with President Xi.  And he needs to take full benefit of that to put out clearly his priorities and intentions and to listen to the identical from Xi Jinping.

However the President’s primary strategy has been constant from the very begin, and it’s basically what I stated on the — on the prime of this briefing: that the President sees the USA and China as being engaged in a stiff competitors, however that competitors mustn’t tip over into battle or confrontation, that it must be managed responsibly, and that there are additionally areas the place we will work collectively.

That elementary body, that strategy that President Biden has delivered to this, has been an strategy he’s introduced from day one.  And it’s clearly needed to be utilized in real-world circumstances at numerous factors as completely different points and flashpoints have emerged.  However the elementary underlying strategy has been very constant all through.

Q    Jake, Sergey Lavrov is working across the summit convention.  Did any U.S. official or emissary have a substantive dialog with him?  Or I feel Blinken had some possibly “pleasantries” you would name them.  However did anyone speak to him about something actual?


Q    And the Europeans — only one fast one on that.  The Europeans, I feel, are speaking about probably strolling out as a sign at G20.  Would — how does the U.S. really feel about that?  What must be (inaudible)?

MR. SULLIVAN:  I’ve learn that.  I’ve not but heard that straight from the Europeans.  And we’ll look ahead to the chance to listen to their considering earlier than I touch upon it additional.

Q    Does the President plan to stroll out if President Putin participates nearly?

MR. SULLIVAN:  At this level, I’m not conscious of President Putin’s digital participation, in order that’s a hypothetical that we’ve got not but engaged, by way of what the President — how the President would react.

Q    Going again to the assembly with Xi, how lengthy — on condition that that is the primary time they’re assembly nose to nose, how lengthy are you anticipating the assembly might final?

MR. SULLIVAN:  It’s arduous to say.  I feel it’ll be a pair hours.  May go longer than that, won’t.

You realize, it’s a gathering on the margins of a world summit.  And so it’s not itself a form of summit the place they’re coming collectively in a 3rd nation or in Washington or in Beijing.  So we haven’t set, clearly, a time restrict on the dialog.  But when I needed to ballpark it, I’d put it round a few hours.

Q    Jake, I do know you like a superb summit communiqué.  In Cambodia, the Russians got here out and stated that they have been unable to come back to a restrict, blamed — or come to a communiqué, blamed the U.S. due to eager to insert language about their invasion of Ukraine. 
In — on the G7 — or, on the G20, we’ve heard that there’s kind of a battle between G7 nations which are searching for related language.  Russia, China not wanting that language; Indonesia attempting to dealer some kind of answer.  May you stroll us by way of what your considering is and if you happen to see an acknowledgement of the kind of toll that the invasion of Ukraine has taken on the world financial system as essential for that communiqué to come back collectively and — on the G20?

MR. SULLIVAN:  Nicely, I’ll say, first, what I heard within the room right this moment was broad help for the essential ideas of sovereignty and territorial integrity, and no help for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

And so I believed the characterization of the Russian international minister was an effort to create a story that isn’t in line with how issues really unfolded.

Second, a lot of the ASEAN nations voted within the United Nations to sentence Russia’s unlawful actions in Ukraine.  And after we take a look at the G20 context, I feel you’ll see intensive work over the subsequent 24 to 48 hours, with good religion on the a part of the USA and our G7 companions to provide a joint assertion or a communiqué. 
We’re hopeful that that may occur.  However after all, we’ll need to see how issues unfold within the negotiating room.  And it’s arduous for me to characterize now, earlier than we’re on the bottom in Bali, the place precisely issues stand in that course of.
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Go forward, Yasmeen.
Q    (Inaudible.)
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Maintain on.  Maintain on.  Go forward, Yasmeen.
Q    Do you are feeling such as you’ve made any progress on getting a few of the fence sitters, like India and Thailand?  Or is that this a part of the trouble on the G20 to be — to face firmer towards Russia?
MR. SULLIVAN:  The primary focus of the occasion right this moment was actually about how the USA could be a drive for constructive progress and stability within the Indo-Pacific. 
So, the President touched upon Russia’s unlawful invasion, made a principled assertion on the topic.  Nevertheless it was not the central thrust of what he was attempting to perform in right this moment’s assembly. 
We do consider, really, that the variety of nations which are ready to name Russia out explicitly and to vote towards what Russia is doing on the United Nations goes up, not down, as evidenced by the final U.N. Basic Meeting decision. 
And we’ve now seen even nations just like the PRC converse out on the difficulty of the specter of nuclear weapons.  And so, we expect the route of journey is constructive.  And we’ll preserve working at it in all of our engagements with nations like India and others.  And I’ll go away it at that for now.
Q    Jake, can I simply choose up what — once you talked about that ASEAN’s help for Russia.  However on the finish, ASEAN —
MR. SULLIVAN:  Not — not help for Russia —
Q    I’m sorry.  Ukraine.  I’m sorry.  On the finish, ASEAN didn’t agree to permit a video handle by President Zelenskyy.  Is the White Home, is the President upset about that?
MR. SULLIVAN:  In reality, President Biden thanked the Cambodian Prime Minister, the chair of ASEAN this yr, for inviting the Ukrainian international minister to Phnom Penh.  He was right here.  He had the prospect to interact with ASEAN.  That could be a extremely uncommon act and exhibits ASEAN’s willingness to interact Ukraine.
Q    However their — however their request was to have President Zelenskyy ship a video handle.  And so they didn’t conform to that.
MR. SULLIVAN:  I feel that is kind of shedding the forest for the timber by way of ASEAN’s willingness to interact Ukraine in an unprecedented method at an unprecedented time.  And we thought that was fairly a robust sign of help for Ukraine.
Q    The readout of the assembly with the Cambodian Prime Minister had some powerful language in there concerning the 2023 elections and an open society and likewise whether or not the Chinese language are hanging round at their base within the Gulf of Thailand. 
So how did that go over?  As a result of they’d some feedback — public feedback that weren’t so nice.
MR. SULLIVAN:  Sorry, I didn’t — what have been the general public feedback?
Q    How was that message was obtained once you raised these iss- — when the President raised these points with the Cambodians?
MR. SULLIVAN:  I’ll inform you that what you noticed in that readout very a lot matched what President Biden raised within the room with the Cambodian Prime Minister, together with on the naval base; together with on opening of the political area and the upcoming elections; together with on the discharge of the U.S. citizen who’s being held, we consider, unjustly in Cambodia. 
I’m not going to characterize the Cambodian response as a result of I feel that’d be inappropriate to do since this was — it occurred behind closed doorways. 
However I’d say the dialog was direct and candid and constructive.  It was not acrimonious or harsh.
Q    Was there motion of any form?
MR. SULLIVAN:  Once more, I’m not going to — I’m not going to characterize their response.  They properly heard the President, understood what he was saying, and I’ll go away it at that. 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Zeke.  Go forward, Zeke.
Q    Popping out of the trilat, are you able to converse extra broadly concerning the DPRK after which the looming potential of a seventh nuclear check?  What — was there an settlement on penalties for the North ought to that occur — some kind of joint response?  What would that appear like?  Is the U.S. sending a warning to North Korea now to not conduct that check?
MR. SULLIVAN:  I received’t telegraph the response, however I’ll say on to your query: Sure, the three leaders did coordinate on a joint response within the occasion that there can be a seventh nuclear check by the DPRK.  And so they tasked their groups to work out the weather of that response in actual element. 
And that work has been ongoing for a while, so now it’s within the stage of simply being refined.  However I feel you may anticipate a trilateral response, well-coordinated, among the many three nations within the occasion that there’s such a check.
And we’ve been clear {that a} check can be a flagrant violation of a number of U.N. Safety Council resolutions and a risk to peace and safety, simply as we’ve got been clear that the continued missile exams are equally violations of the U.N. Safety Council.

Q    Simply to comply with up on that, what would that response appear like?  What would that joint response appear like?  Any kind of, you recognize, define of what that would probably appear like?

MR. SULLIVAN:  I feel I stated at first of my reply that I wasn’t going to telegraph the response, as a result of I feel it’s vital to depart the area for the groups to actually coordinate on a number of parts that, you recognize, would come with safety, financial, and, after all, diplomatic, if there have been a seventh nuclear check. 
And all of these parts are being labored very intensively, coordinated very intensively among the many three nations.  However not my place to promote them tonight on this flight.

Q    Jake, a pair days in the past, you hinted at a few of the bilats that may come on to the schedule on the G20.  Do you may have any which you can announce at this level or —

MR. SULLIVAN:  Nothing extra to announce right this moment.

Q    Can I choose up on the naval base ques- —

MR. SULLIVAN:  I don’t anticipate there’ll be any others tomorrow, past Indonesia and the PRC.  So after we do our dialogue tomorrow, whoever does it, possibly we’ll have some information for Tuesday.

Q    Can I ask, on the naval base: Did the President ask and did he safe an settlement from the Cambodian Prime Minister that U.S. officers can confirm whether or not or not there are Chinese language navy actions on the naval base?

MR. SULLIVAN:  I’m going to depart it the place we left it within the readout, which is they’d a dialogue on the naval base.  The President laid out his perspective and what he hoped to see. 

Once more, he had a really direct and detailed dialog, together with an in depth response from the Cambodian Prime Minister.  However I’m not going to go additional into what the character of that dialog was.

Q    Because you final briefed, I feel we have been a bit of unsure of what was occurring in Kherson, whether or not Russians really left.  So, they’re gone.  There’s harm to that dam.  The place does this go away issues?  Does it require much more navy assist in order that they will take the momentum earlier than it will get chilly, or possibly the climate doesn’t matter?

MR. SULLIVAN:  We’re remaining regular in our provide of safety help.  You noticed the bundle we simply introduced.  There’ll be one other one within the subsequent couple of weeks on roughly the identical timetable and at roughly the identical magnitude as we’ve got been doing over the course of the previous few weeks and months.

So there can be no slackening in our help or deviation from the frequency and depth of that help.  We’re additionally consulting with Congress about buying further assets as we sit up for subsequent yr.

I feel there’s a little little bit of a binary that’s set in.  It’s — the winter is kind of seen as: Will there be preventing or received’t there be preventing?  And I feel the binary is the won- — fallacious method to take a look at it.

The — it’s extra about selections the Ukrainians should make concerning the tempo and tempo of operations, not whether or not they are going to be turned on or off.

Q    Can I —

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Wait, wait, wait.  Patsy, you bought to let different individuals go.  Yasmeen, you may have the final query.

Q    Thanks.  Will anybody from the administration meet with MBS on the G20?  I do know you stated the President received’t, however is anybody from the administration planning to fulfill with him, ship any kind of message, particularly that he gave the impression to be doing the OPEC reduce for political causes forward of the midterms?

MR. SULLIVAN:  I don’t consider that there’s any assembly scheduled with MBS from a member of the U.S. delegation.

Q    Jake, can I ask concerning the G20?

MR. SULLIVAN:  Final query.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Last, remaining, remaining query.

MR. SULLIVAN:  Final query.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Go forward.  Go forward.

Q    So, initially, there was quite a lot of stress on the Indonesians to not invite President Putin.  President Biden stated that he was not going to attend if President Putin attends.  After which he stated it’s okay so long as President Zelenskyy was additionally invited.  There was quite a lot of forwards and backwards.

So are you able to characterize a bit of bit about how that went and whether or not or not the President is now proud of this consequence the place all of the G7 leaders are attending and President Putin isn’t coming in individual, President Zelenskyy is invited to take part nearly?

MR. SULLIVAN:  Look, I feel when President Biden seems to be on the G20, he seems to be at a possibility to get along with the leaders of the most important economies of the world to cope with the results of Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.

And so what he’s going to be targeted on are sensible options on meals safety, eners- — power safety, debt, multilateral improvement financial institution reform.  And so “glad/sad,” I feel, isn’t fairly the correct method to consider, you recognize, whether or not President Putin selected to point out up or not.  President Putin made his choice for his causes underneath the pressures he’s dealing with. 
President Biden is in — or shortly can be in Bali.  He’s going to be there.  The US can be there to face up and be counted to assist ship on a constructive agenda on the G20. 
And we expect the distinction of President Biden there, displaying that he’s able to roll up the sleeves and assist clear up issues, President Putin not there, that speaks for itself.  And I don’t have something so as to add to that.
Thanks, guys.
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Thanks, Jake.  Thanks, Jake. 
I’ll simply take just a few questions.  Zeke, you wish to kick us off?
Q    Thanks.  So, does the President remorse nominating former Director Magnus to go CBP?  And may you give us some extra context, now that that resignation is in: Did that resignation come straight on the behest of the President?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  So, you noticed I put a press release on the — on the resignation of Magnus.  I don’t — I’m not going to go any additional to the assertion that we put out this morning.  Don’t have any context or the rest so as to add.  Once more, not going to remark any additional.
Q    So can I ask why not?  I imply, that is an administration that’s prided itself on transparency.  Right here — this can be a coverage.  The President has been underneath a ton of stress there a pair days after the midterms, simply as — you recognize, he realized the outcomes of the Senate, then — you then take this kind of choice.  I imply, this looks like you’re obfuscating right here by making this transfer for clearly political functions at inopportune political time?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Completely not.  As I stated, the primary sentence of the — or I ought to say I disagree with the premise of your query. 
The primary sentence of the — of the assertion that I put out this morning stated we accepted the resignation of the commissioner.  In order for you any additional particulars, I’d refer you to the Division of Well being — of Division of Homeland Safety.
Once more, I’m simply not going to enter any additional element or transcend the assertion that I put out this morning.
Q    The President, this morning, acquired the query about whether or not he would tr- — you recognize, now that Democrats are going to carry the Senate, the subsequent Congress, attempting to codify Roe; codify voting rights; make voting — sorry, voting rights reforms — one thing that he talked loads about on the marketing campaign if Democrats maintain Congress, he would attempt to get executed. 
So, he didn’t actually make that pledge straight right this moment.  So, are you able to converse a bit of bit about what it will take for the President to really ship on a few of these guarantees he made to voters throughout the marketing campaign about codifying Roe, about —
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  So, definitely, what — the Democrats holding on to the Senate is welcome information.  You heard straight, as you acknowledged, Zeke, from the President this morning.  And, you recognize, he’s been very clear he’s prepared to work with — with Republicans.  He has been.  That is one thing that we all know the President has executed as a part of his file with having the ability to, you recognize, work with Republicans in a bipartisan method.  We’ve seen that over the previous 20 months of his presidency specifically.
However, you recognize, look, his — his imaginative and prescient is to — his purpose is to ship for the American individuals.  He’s going to try this, and he’s going to proceed to try this, together with the Senate — Senate Democrats.  However definitely, it’ll make it — the duty simpler — proper? — to get a few of his agenda executed now that — now that we all know that we’ve got — we’ll have the bulk again within the Senate.
I don’t have any particulars or something to put out.  However the President has at all times been very clear he’s going to proceed to do the work on behalf of the American individuals.
I’ve talked a few checklist of things that he’s — he needs to proceed to do.  And so, ensuring that the federal government stays open — proper? — ensuring that we defend Medicare and Social Safety.  And so there’s an inventory of points — marriage equality, as I’ve talked about yesterday.  And likewise, as you simply talked about, ensuring we defend a girl’s proper to decide on, which is codifying Roe.  So, all of these items stay to — stay a precedence for this President.
Once more, I don’t wish to get forward of what his agenda could appear like as a result of he’s going to have conversations with leaders within the Senate and likewise within the Home, so I don’t wish to get too far forward of them.
Q    Karine, on the Biden-Xi summit, I consider the Chinese language didn’t even affirm that there was going to be a gathering a day, probably even two days, after the White Home introduced it.  I’m not asking you to talk on behalf of the Chinese language, however I assume I’m asking: On one thing so vital, wasn’t there some form of coordination concerning the announcement itself?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  So, look, Jake acquired some model of this query yesterday, and we’ve at all times been very clear.  From the final time President Xi and President Biden spoke, they talked about their — each side, their workers getting collectively and attempting to determine a time for them to fulfill and have their — their first dialog in individual, as President — as Biden as President.  And that’s what you’re seeing.
I’m not going to, once more, as you acknowledged, converse for the Chinese language authorities.  However we’ve got been at all times very clear for the previous a number of months, because the final time they spoke, that they have been going to search out — the 2 leaders have been going to discover a time to — to take a seat down and have an important, important dialog. 
And that’s what you’re — that’s what you’re seeing.  That’s what you’re going to see tomorrow.  And I’m not going to get forward of the agenda or what they’re going to speak about.  And also you’ll hear straight from the President about that.
Q    Karine —
Q    Karine — sorry. 
Q    Go forward.
Q    Oh, thanks.  Only a fast one on — you recognize, the President had spoken about wanting to ask Republicans and Democrats to the White Home as soon as he goes again.  Is that plan nonetheless on?  And, you recognize, what’s — what’s that now going to appear like with Democrats form of clinching management of the Senate? 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  So, look, I — I don’t have any — any date to preview for you presently.  However look, the President has at all times been clear: He’s prepared and would — and desires to work with Republicans if they’re prepared to — to work collectively to ensure that we ship for the American individuals. 
That has at all times been one thing the President has been very clear about.  He stated himself — throughout his press convention on the prime, his opening remarks, he stated that he had signed greater than 200 — or about 200 items of laws now into regulation that was bipartisan, together with the bipartisan infrastructure laws, together with the CHIPS Act — CHIPS and Science Act, that are each historic and going to alter the lives of hundreds of thousands of American, create good-paying jobs. 
And so, that is what the President needs to do.  He has additionally been very clear that with regards to Medicare and Social Safety, he’s not going to agree with eliminating — of two insurance policies or two gadgets which are extremely vital for the American individuals.
We heard what the Republicans’ coverage — Republican officers had stated the previous a number of months, is that they wished to cut Medicare and Social Safety, which is — the President stated he wouldn’t do.
So, look, once more, wanting — he’s going to have these conversations.  He has an agenda that he believes is vital for the American individuals, and he’s going to proceed to ship.
Q    Karine, you, only a couple minutes in the past, laid out a few of the President’s priorities.  However I’m questioning: Now that you simply’ve secured the Senate for an additional time period and, as a consequence, could have a smoother crusing on the President’s nominees for — kind of throughout the board, does that change the technique for what you need the Senate to give attention to throughout the lame duck? 
Are there legislative priorities which are kind of effervescent to the highest that may — in any other case, ground time would have been spent on — on these nominees or that kind of factor?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  It’s an important query.  Look, the President stated that himself: It’s going to make issues loads simpler now that we — that we’ve held on to the — to the Senate — the Democrats have held on to the Senate. 
Don’t wish to get forward of what that agenda may appear like throughout the — throughout the lame duck.  Clearly, conserving the federal government open goes to be a precedence. 
Clearly, the President goes to fulfill with management on — on each side and speak by way of what the lame duck goes to appear like.  Once more, don’t wish to get forward of it.
As you recognize, we’ve been overseas — leaving — leaving Cambodia going to Bali, and definitely that’s been a precedence and a spotlight.  And so, as soon as we get again, we’ll have extra to share.
Q    Karine, the President didn’t journey to Georgia throughout the midterms.  You clearly have the — the Senate already, however what affect — does the President plan to go to Georgia?  Does this affect any journey that he might need already — you recognize, having the bulk there?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  So once more, don’t have any journeys to preview for you presently.  The President is prepared to do no matter goes to be useful to Senator Warnock.  Don’t have something there to put out. 
However look, you recognize, that is going again to what the President stated for the previous a number of weeks, a number of months, which was, you recognize, this election was about alternative.  Proper?  This election was about how we wished to maneuver this nation ahead.  And we consider that the American individuals selected what Democrats have been capable of do these — this previous 20 months. 
And so, we’ve had nice candidates.  We had an important — good message.  And the American individuals delivered, they usually — they made that alternative.  We consider it wasn’t — it wasn’t a referendum; it was certainly a alternative.  And we noticed that on Tuesday.
Q    Karine, are you able to add something to what Jake stated about how these undecided U.S. elections have been form of hanging over the summit?  And like is the Sultan of Brunei monitoring what’s occurring in Clark County and bringing it as much as you guys? Like what — how is that this taking part in out?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I imply, look, I — you recognize, I — I’m not going to enter particulars or into specifics, however I’ll say this: One of many issues that we had stated was on — was on — was a alternative that People needed to make was democracy.  Proper?  Democracy was undoubtedly, you recognize, on the poll for People.
And in order that is among the issues that People selected.  They selected to guard our democracy, and I feel that issues.  I feel that issues globally around the globe as leaders need to — to the — to the President to steer.
And so I feel that sends an vital, sturdy message. Don’t wish to get — once more, I’m not going to get into particulars or specifics on what was stated.  I feel Jake spoke to that fairly properly.  However once more, you recognize, there have been — this was — this was an election about alternative.  This was an election about freedom, about rights, about defending individuals’s Medicare and Social Safety, and likewise about democracy.
Q    Is the dearth of a decision — how is that affecting the President’s potential to do his job, if in any respect?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Say — what do you imply “decision”?

Q    Nicely, we don’t know who’s going to run the Home.  That — that the second we took off —

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Look, I’m definitely not going to — not going to get into electoral politics and make any prediction from right here.

Once more, we had quite a lot of — we had a powerful message.  We had sturdy candidates.  And the People made a powerful alternative — proper? — some actually vital decisions.

Look, right here’s the factor to consider what occurred on Tuesday: It was historic.  It was historic on the Senate degree.  It was historic on the Home degree.  It was historic on the state legislative degree.

And, as we noticed, the American individuals talked about what issues to them.  Ladies’s proper to decide on was vital to them.  Democracy was vital to them.  However I’m definitely not going to get into what could occur within the Home.

We’ll — we’ll proceed to observe the info are available, as you all are watching the info are available, as properly.

However once more, this — this was a historic — historic election.

Q    Karine, Vietnamese state media reviews of a deliberate telephone name between President Biden and Vietnam’s Communist Celebration Secretary and a doable go to by the President that was mentioned throughout a pull-aside between the President and the Vietnamese Prime Minister final evening.  Are you able to affirm and remark?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I don’t have something to — to share on that presently.

Q    Was there a pull-aside?  I’m sorry, I didn’t learn the pool —

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Once more, I simply don’t have something to share.  I must verify in with nationwide safety workforce.  I don’t have something to share on that specific query.

Q    We all know quite a lot of U.S. allies, together with Japan and South Korea and the Europeans, expressed quite a lot of reduction on the midterm outcomes and that the Democrats had a stronger-than-expected displaying and quite a lot of these election deniers didn’t win a few of these key races.

How does that affect what the President has been capable of do whereas he’s abroad?  Are individuals kind of taking his phrase extra critically concerning the U.S. being again and U.S. management?  Simply because the —

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I don’t — I don’t assume — I don’t assume this journey overseas was — was the — was — made a — made a definitive choice for world leaders on the President’s potential to steer.

I feel we’ve got heard from — we’ve seen — what we’ve seen the President do that the previous 20-plus months as a world chief at bringing — bringing the West collectively, bringing NATO collectively to — to actually present this unity towards Russia as they invaded Ukraine, that’s one thing that occurred due to the management of this President.

And so — and, as you noticed, in COP27, we’re main — we’re main the — America is main within the — in ensuring we’re preventing local weather change due to what we’ve been capable of cross, due to what the President has been capable of do.  That issues.

So we’ve got proven management, this President has proven management.  And it’s not simply this presidency.  It’s 8 years as Vice President; 30 — you recognize, 34, 36 years as senator.  He has a popularity, and he is aware of many of those leaders, and these leaders know him.

So I don’t assume it — I don’t assume this journey or what occurred with this election, you recognize, made that call for — for leaders throughout the coun- — throughout the globe.

However what I’d say is, and I — that is what Jake was saying, they have been following it carefully.  International leaders are — world leaders have been following this race carefully as a result of, once more, democracy was on the road right here.  And the American individuals spoke very clearly, voting to guard our democracy, voting to strengthen our democracy.  And I feel that issues.

Q    Only one final one, if I might.  Most likely ought to have requested this to Jake, as properly.  Do you may have any extra particulars simply on the format for tomorrow’s assembly?  Are they going to fulfill one-on-one?  Translators — consecutive, simultaneous translation?  Delegations?  What’s the — you recognize, what’s the construction?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  That’s a very good query.  We could have extra to share on what that — and also you’re speaking concerning the assembly with President Xi, on what that assembly is definitely going to appear like?  I don’t have something to share presently.

You realize, generally it goes as much as — to the ultimate hour on negotiations or what issues — on what these —

Q    So that you’re negotiating that — these particulars proper now?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I don’t have — I’m simply — I’m simply saying that might be an element.  I must verify in with the nationwide safety workforce.  I simply don’t have extra to share.  And what — we’ll.  We’ll sha- —

Q    What are you going to inform — how are you going to — I do know there’s a presser.  Are you going to do extra intensive readouts on the granular stuff?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I imply, we’ll undoubtedly have a readout of the assembly and the bilats — the opposite bilats that the President can be doing, as we’ve got executed on each — on each international journey, together with the place we simply left, in Cambodia, the bilats that he has there.

Don’t have the rest to share.  And — and also you’ll hear — you’ll hear straight from the President.

Q    Jake stated we’d hear from the President after the assembly.  So is there going to be a press convention after?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  We could have extra to share, as — however you’ll hear straight from the President tomorrow.  We’ll have extra to share on the main points of that.

Q    Thanks, Karine.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All proper.  Thanks, everyone.

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