President Biden told a reporter Monday there should be a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, before quickly reversing himself.
“Is the U.S. supporting the hostages-for-ceasefire deal?” a reporter shouted as Biden was leaving a speech touting his economic plan.
"Is the U.S. supporting the hostages for ceasefire deal?"
BIDEN: "We should have a ceasefire. Not a ceasefire. We should have those hostages released and then we can talk" pic.twitter.com/grUEIcbi4O
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“We should have a ceasefire,” Biden said, before correcting himself, “Not a ceasefire.
We should have those hostages released and then we can talk.”
Biden then walked out of the room as reporters continued shouting questions.
Biden’s response came after Hamas released two more hostages, according to Arab News.
“We continue to do everything possible to secure the release of all remaining hostages in Gaza,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.