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Biden’s 10 Most Controversial Statements in ’60 Minutes’

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President Joe Biden gave an interview to CBS’ “60 Minutes” in which he stated that he intends to run for office again.

Biden gave the interview before traveling to the UK to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II; however, he made some statements that drew attention and could set the tone for his next actions as President of the U.S.

He dismissed the importance of inflation, exposed the U.S. support to Taiwan, hinted at the possibility of being a candidate again, and asserted that the pandemic was over.

The following are Joe Biden’s highlights from the interview

“The pandemic is over”: Although some cities across the country still require the use of face masks indoors, the federal government still designates Covid-19 as a “public health emergency,” President Biden said publicly that the pandemic is over.

The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it,” Biden said.

“Inflation hasn’t spiked”: Journalist Scott Pelley asked Biden what he could do as president to tackle inflation which is the highest in the last 40 years; however, the president did not answer accurately and instead chose to downplay its importance.

“Inflation rate month to month was just —just an inch, hardly at all. I mean, it’s not– you’re ac– we act– make it sound like all of a sudden, ‘My god, it went to 8.2%,'” he added.

“We’re gonna get control of inflation”: The President stated that he will control inflation and that the costs of services and food “will be a lot lower.”

“I’m telling the American people that we’re gonna get control of inflation. And their prescription drug prices are gonna be a hell of a lotta lower. Their health care costs are gonna be a lot lower. Their basic costs for everybody, their energy prices are gonna be lower. They’re gonna be in a situation where they begin to gain control again,” he said.

“Ukraine is not losing the war”: Biden asserted that Ukraine is moving forward thanks to the U.S.’s and its allies support. He said Ukrainians are defeating Russia. And he added that he will continue to send money to Ukraine “as long as it takes.”

“Winning the war in Ukraine is to get Russia out of Ukraine completely and recognizing the sovereignty. they’re defeating Russia. Russia’s turning out not to be as competent and capable as many people thought they were gonna be. But winning the war? the damage it’s doing, and the– and the citizens, and the innocent people are being killed, it’s awful hard to count that as winning,” he said.

“The U.S. will defend Taiwan”: Biden said that although the U.S. does not encourage Taiwan to be independent, it will defend it if China has an “unprecedented” attack.

I have not been informed: On the raid on Trump’s residence, Biden assured that he did not receive information before the FBI raided the former president’s residence.

“I have trouble even mentioning”: Biden contradicted himself when asked about his physical and mental health. He first noted that the years do affect his concentration, but then said he hasn’t seen any problems.

“Look, I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, my own head, the number of years. I no more think of myself as being as old as I am than fly. I mean, it’s just not– I haven’t– observed anything in terms of– there’s not things I don’t do now that I did before, whether it’s physical, or mental, or anything else,” he said.

“My intention is to run again”: The president said he intends to run again for the presidency but asserted that it is still “too early” to make the decision.

“My intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen,” he assured.

Nothing Hunter has done affects America: Biden spoke about his son Hunter Biden, and despite the latest revelations related to foreign business dealings, the president said: “I love my son, number one. He fought– an addiction problem. He overcame it. He wrote about it. And no, there’s not a single thing that I’ve observed at all from th– that would affect me or the United States relative to my son Hunter.”

“A lot more to give”: At the end of the interview, Joe Biden stated that despite his upcoming 80th birthday, he still has ” a lot more to give.”

Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo

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