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South Lawn

5:01 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. So we’re going to North Carolina. Big crowd. Really big crowd. And we’re going to have a good time.

We’re doing very well in the polls. I guess you noticed it’s going up rapidly, and we look forward to it.

Q What are you going to do about that mute button tomorrow?


Q The mute button on the — at the debate. The mute button.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think the mute is very unfair, and I think it’s very bad that they’re not talking about foreign affairs. They’re supposed to be talking about foreign affairs. And I think that the anchor is a very biased person. Her parents are very biased. But that’s my life.

In the meantime, that’s the White House standing behind me. Right?

Q Are you doing any preparation?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I do prep. I do prep.

Q Mr. President, are you asking the Attorney General to investigate Joe Biden and his son?

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everybody.


5:02 P.M. EDT