U.S. President Joe Biden sat down on Tuesday with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos for an exclusive interview in which he delivered that his message to migrants was to not come to the border and that Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, should resign if allegations he committed sexual harassment are established.
Joe Biden also told Stephanopoulos that he agreed USSR President Vladimir Putin was a killer and would pay for interfering in American Presidential elections.
Moreover, he said it would be hard to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by May 1; a deadline set out in an agreement former President Trump’s government made with the Taliban.
Biden says ‘they had’ politics out of vaccine discussion
Mr. Biden told Stephanopoulos that he was surprised that coronavirus vaccinations were still so politicized.
Stephanopoulos asked Biden how do they get the politics out of this vaccine talk.
Joe Biden replied that he, honest to God, though they had politics out of vaccine talk. He added that once they guaranteed they had enough vaccine doses for everybody, things would start to calm down. Well, they have calmed down a big deal. However, he doesn’t quite understand this sort of macho thing; he is not going to get the vaccine shot. He has a right as an American, his freedom to not do it. Joe Biden added why don’t we be a patriot, protect other people.
The American president said getting vaccinated himself has let him show his people doing so is safe and has changed his life because he can hug his grand-kids then. He added that his grand-kids come over to the house, he can see them. He can be with them.
Hard to pull US troops out of Afghanistan Soon
American President also addressed his government’s review of a deal Mr. Trump made with the Taliban under which America would pull out all of its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 if the Taliban met specific requirements.
President Joe Biden said he is in the process of decision-making now as to when troops would leave. The fact is that it wasn’t a very solidly negotiated agreement that the former president worked out. So, they’re in consultation with their allies and the administration, and that decision’s going to be, and it’s in the process now.
Mr. Biden further said that it would be TOUGH for all service members to leave Afghanistan by May 1.
He added that it could happen, but IT IS TOUGH to happen too early.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to pay
On Tuesday, the US’ chief intelligence office released an unclassified report on foreign meddling in the November 3 election that concluded that Vladimir Putin oversaw sweeping efforts intended to denigrate Joe Biden’s candidacy.
Mr. Biden told Stephanopoulos that he had warned Mr. Putin about a potential reply during a call-in late January 2021.
Joe Biden said that Mr. Putin would pay the price. He and Putin had a long talk; Biden claimed he knows him relatively well. Moreover, he said, both Biden and Putin know each other. If Biden establishes this occurred, then be prepared.
Stephanopoulos asked Biden that he knows Vladimir Putin, therefore if he thinks he’s a killer? Then, Mr. Biden replied YES.
A clear message to migrants, Don’t Come
Stephanopoulos asked the US President, amid a surge of migrants and unaccompanied minors on the American southern border, if he has to say quite clearly, DON’T COME?
Biden replied YES, quite clearly, do not come over. Moreover, he added not to leave their city or town or community.
The number of unaccompanied children and teens who have been taken into American custody along the Mexico-US border has shot up in recent weeks as the number of migrants trying to cross the country border increases.
Republicans have said Joe Biden’s moves to rescind former President Trump’s strict immigration policies have encouraged migrants to come to America, but Mr. Biden told ABC News that they’re sending back people who crossed the border.
Stephanopoulos asked Joe Biden if it was a mistake not to expect this surge?
The president said that, first of all, there was a surge in the past two years. In 2019 and 2020, there was a surge, too.
Biden Says Cuomo should resign If allegations confirmed, Cuomo denied the allegations
Joe Biden told Stephanopoulos that Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, should resign if an investigation confirms the claims, he committed sexual harassment.
Stephanopoulos told Mr. Biden that he knows. ‘Biden said he wants the investigation to continue.’ Stephanopoulos asked Biden if the investigation confirms the women claims, should he resign?
The US President replied YES and added he thinks he’ll also probably end up being prosecuted.
Gov. Cuomo has denied the allegations.
Joe Biden has so far stopped short of backing an immediate end to Mr. Cuomo’s governorship.
Joe Biden told Stephanopoulos during the interview that there should be an investigation to determine whether what she claims is true. And that is going on now.
With Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, things will CHANGE
George Stephanopoulos also pressed Mr. Biden on why he hadn’t punished Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman personally after American intelligence concluded that the crown prince had approved an operation to capture or kill Saudi Journalist, dissident Jamal Khashoggi. As a candidate, Joe Biden had promised a solid response to Saudi officials.
The president said he is the man that released the report, referring to the American intelligence report the Trump government didn’t make public but that he did. Mr. Biden also stated he had made it clear to Saudi Arabia’s Prince that things would change.
Joe Biden said they held answerable all the people in that organization, but not the Saudi Crown Prince because they never have that he is aware of when they have an alliance with a nation, gone to the acting head of state and punished that person and ostracized him.
He stated he went down the list of the things they expected the Saudis to do, including ending the Yemen war and ending the starvation there.