President Biden spotted with apparent cheat sheet at first solo press conference

US President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House

US President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House

In his first press conference since taking office, Biden on Thursday announced his intention to run for re-election in 2024.

But Biden's frequent invocation Thursday of Trump - the man who repeatedly attacked both him and his son Hunter during the 2020 presidential campaign - felt decidedly personal.

But not everyone was pleased with his explanations and responses to questions asked by reporters, including the chairwoman of the RNC, Ronna McDaniel.

President Biden was asked about, and spoke to, conditions at migrant facilities and what is - or isn't - encouraging parents to send their children, unaccompanied, to the U.S.in hopes they will be able to successfully integrate into American society once their cases are arbitrated in the court system. The president claimed, incorrectly, that the current surge is not more pronounced than during the Trump administration, and more accurately noted that Trump eliminated much of the funding meant to help combat the root causes of illegal immigration.

It was not the first - nor the last - instance of a member of the Biden administration or the president himself cautioning migrants against making the trip to U.S. -Mexico border crossings.

Stephanopoulos: It's going to take some time though to get those policies in place again.

President Joe Biden has been in office a little more than two months, but he said he's already planning to run for a second term in 2024.

"I am not gonna do it", he said.

A possible trade deal between the United Kingdom and U.S. has been thrown into further doubt after President Joe Biden took a bitter swipe at Britain.

"Rolling back the policies of separating children from their mothers, I make no apology for that", Biden said.

During the news conference, Biden said his government was in talks with Mexico to encourage Mexican authorities to take back more migrant families, many of whom are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

An unaccompanied minor who crossed the US border near Roma Texas
An unaccompanied minor who crossed the US border near Roma Texas

"We are not staying a long time", he said. "It happens every year", Biden said.

Mr. Biden said it was going to be hard to get USA troops out of Afghanistan by May 1 - a deadline set by Mr. Trump following talks with the Taliban.

The US President had replied: "The BBC?"

Biden also referred to Trump - without actually mentioning his name - near the end of a long answer on China, when he turned to human rights.

Mayorkas said earlier this month that the United States was working with Mexico to increase its capacity to receive expelled families.

Considering that evidence, specifically the video interview of Biden with Stephanopoulos, we rate this claim "True".

On foreign policy, Biden added nuance to two of Trump's signature issues.

Later, as a reporter asked a follow-up about his decision to run again, Biden quickly clarified that it is "my expectation" to do so.

"Oh, come on", he said.

"Oh I don't even think about it", he said.

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