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President Joe Biden rambled while talking to reporters on Air Force One late Wednesday night after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel following the deadly Palestinian terrorist attacks there last weekend.
Biden was asked by a reporter about how meeting survivors and first responders on the trip impacted him.
“Look, I spent an hour and a half about with the 17 or 18 before and–, I don’t know how to say this,” he said. “Virtually every–, mass shooting–, every–, circumstance where large number of people have been victimized and lost, I’ve spoken with them.”
“I learned a long time ago, but you all learned in your life as well, when someone’s going through something that is beyond their comprehension — that they never thought they’d have to go through — if they see someone who they think understands or maybe been through something not the same but similar, it gives them some sense of hope,” he said. “And I always get criticized sometimes by my staff because when I go to these events, I stay for three or four hours and answer all their questions, but it matters.”
“It matters a lot, and, uh, and look, I’m talking to some of you who have gone through a hell of a lot more than I’ve gone through and a lot more than other people have gone through,” he continued. “But you understand. It’s just, it’s just people are looking for just something to grab, something that gives them some sense, a sense of hope. And that’s, and if I can do a little bit of that, then it’s, you know, worth doing.”
Joe Biden addresses reporters in very broken sentences:
large number of people have been victimized and lost, I spoke to them…
I learned a long time ago, but you all learned in your life as well
when someone's going… pic.twitter.com/WBT5wrHjbN
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