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"What I'm anxious about is how un-American this whole initiative is", Biden said. "They're now projecting it will exceed 6% growth in GDP", he said.

Biden said the question was how to leave under a deal brokered by former President Donald Trump that "looks like it is not working out to begin with".

"We're starting to see signs of hope in our economy", he said. "We will leave, the question is when we will leave", adding that he can't "picture it will be the case" that U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan in 2022.

Asked whether he envisions U.S. soldiers still in Afghanistan in 2022, the president said: "I can't picture that being the case".

Biden defended his handling of a rise in migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border, saying the vast majority are turned back and that some families had been allowed into the country because Mexico would not accept them.

"I can't guarantee that we're going to solve everything, but I can guarantee that we're going to make it better", he said. She's a great partner.

He also said the United States is open to diplomacy on the condition of "complete denuclearization". "Thank you, thank you", were the first words spoken by the president at the start of the news conference. He said that he wants to work with heads of state to address the root causes of migration. Biden said when parents send their children alone across the border, it's a "desperate act".

"Folks, I'm going", Biden said as he walked away.

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In a statement provided to CNN , Liss said she answered questions about her time in the governor's office between 2013 and 2015. There was a report that the governor and his aides went to great lengths to try and discredit Boylan and damage her reputation.

" And earlier this month ... and apparently it got the Chinese attention ... that's not why I did it. I want to get them done consistent with what we promised the American people", said Biden, who spent decades in the Senate.

One key item on the list: Republican efforts to limit voting rights, an effort the president deemed "sick" and "un-American".

In February, the Biden administration introduced an ambitious immigration bill in Congress which among other things proposes to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green cards. He talked about the elimination of the filibuster (not there yet), the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border (Trump's fault, they're working on it), the move to restrict voting rights in some Republican-led state legislatures ("it is sick"), whether he'll run again in 2024 (that's the plan), Afghanistan (the some point, maybe), the US relationship with China (it's complicated), gun violence (new restrictions are coming, eventually) and infrastructure spending (that plan is coming next week).Many of his answers were long and winding versions of what he's said in the past.

In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the Biden White House has exerted extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution.

Although Biden has taken questions from the press, it is usually an informal, quick answer to one or two inquiries in a hurried setting after an event.

He was very well-rehearsed to take predictable questions on the Democrats' soft-points and respond with articulate answers that had nearly nothing to do with the real issue.

Instead, 25 socially distanced and masked journalists sat amid the gold curtains and chandeliers of the White House East Room, putting their questions politely.

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