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the deal immediately remove a point of significant tension with our friends in the european union, and the rejects the false idea that we cannot grow and economy and support american workers. while tackling climate crisis is the same time. we're talking about a lot a lot during the g 20 the comp $26.00. but we also know tackling climate crisis has been all hands on deck effort. american workers are critical part of the solution and i'm happy to take some questions and i'm told i should start with a p z. miller. thank you. have a question. i didn't recognize your maximum mask on i apologize. thank you, mr. president. here in room you've tried to showcase that of aerospace back, but back at home. your pull numbers have have fallen. your party nominee for governor in virginia is facing a very tough work top of that expected race. your party spent months trying to negotiate the center piece of your democratic of your domestic legislative agenda.
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so we're one year now since your election. what and you've done a lot in the year and ought to try to turn the page on the last administration. but we've seen how presidents can turn the page very quickly from one to the other. so why should the world believe that when you say americans back, that really it's here to stay because the way they react you were here, they listen to everyone saw me out. they want to know what our views were and we help lead. what happened here is just a simple, you know, if you're honest, now you're honest, i mean, imply you weren't. but that we were, we got significant support here, significant support where the most, the united states of america is the most critical part of this entire agenda. and, and when we did it, and by the way, look, the polls are going to go up and down and up and down. they were high early, then they got medium, then went back up. and now they're low. well look, this is look, look at every other present. it's the same thing has happened,
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but that's not why i ran. i didn't write run to determine how well i'm going to do in the polls. i ran to make sure that i follow through what i said i would do as present united states. and i said that i would make sure that we were in a position where we dealt with climate change, where we moved in a direction that was significantly improve the prospects of american workers being a, have good jobs, good paid. and further that i would make sure that we dealt with the crisis that was caused by covert. we've done all of those. we continue to do them and we'll see what happens. but i'm not running because of the polls. next question was from jeff mason for jeff mason. reuters a question on climate and energy. can the world and, and others be confident that you will be able to follow or, or do make good on the promises on climate change that you will, that you have made when you're at glasgow without
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a vote. having taken place on your bill and on the same topic, climate some and g o. the already saying that the g 20 commitments today we're underwhelming. how do you respond to their criticism that the g 20 response is not a good sign for pop? 26. i'll answer both crushes number one, i believe we will pass my bill back better plan i leave, we will pass the infrastructure bill combined. they have $900000000000.00 and climate resistance and dealing with climate and resilience. and so largest investment in the history, the world it's ever occurred. and it's going to pass in my view. but we'll see, we'll see, you know, you all believed it wouldn't happen from the very beginning. that moment i announced it. and you're always seem amazed when it's alive again. what you may turn out to be right. maybe it won't work. but i believe we'll see by the end of next week at home that is past with regard to the and by the infrastructure
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build delivers an awful lot of things in terms of everything, from tax credits for electric vehicles to making sure we are able to invest literally billions of dollars and everything from highways, roads, bridges, public transit, airports, et cetera. but i will see that, and with regard to the disappointment, the disappointment relates to the fact that russia and, and, and including not only russia, but china basically didn't show up in terms of any commitments to deal with climate change. and there's a reason why people should be disappointed that i found it disappointing myself. but what we did do we passed the number of things here to and the substance zation of coal. we made commitments here from across the board, all of us in terms of what we're going to bring to the g 26 and
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a and i think you know, as it all bad that all tried saying goes, the proof of the pudding will be needed. i think you're going to see, we made significant progress and more has to be done. but it's going to require us to continue to focus on what china is not doing what russia is not doing, and what saudi arabia is not doing. well, sir, you also met with energy consumers about supply. what steps are you considering taking of opec plus does not raise supply? and do you see any irony in pushing them to increase oil production at the same time that you're going to cost $26.00? to urge people to lower emissions while on the surface it seems like an irony, but the truth of the matter is you've all known. every one knows that the idea we're going to be able to move to renewable energy over night. and not have been from this moment are not used oil or not use gas or not use hydrogen is just not rational. certain things we can wipe out and we don't have to do,
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we should be moving immediately to get rid of as they've adopted here. my proposal to and methane, to deal with a whole range of things. but it does on the surface seem inconsistent, but it's not at all. and consistent in that, no one is anticipated that this year we'd be in a position or even next year that we're not gonna use any more oil or gas that we're not going to be engaged in any fossil fuels. we're going to stop subsidizing those fossil fuels rented, making significant changes. and it just makes the argument that we should move more rapidly to renewable energy, the wind and solar and other means of, of, of energy. but the idea that we're gonna end and somehow, but it does on the surface, i admit to you, we're going to copy the do of renewable energy in. and i'm saying why you guys cut it off. well, raising the price is to make it look harder for us, but it's, it's a legitimate question. i think though that if anybody thinks about it, no one ever thought that to mar, for example, it's gonna take us between now and 2030 to have half the vehicles in america,
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electric vehicles. so the idea we're not gonna need gasoline for automobiles is just not realistic, but we will get to the point that by 2050 rev 0 mrs. ah, ah, jim, jim tankers, the new york times thank you so much. i'd like to actually start by following up on jeff's question and then ask you about supply chains as a follow up to that. but on the question of oil prices are economists say that when you raise the price of something, people will consume less of it. so why not allow even middle class people around the world to pay more for gasoline in the hope that they would consume fewer fossil fuel than a mit last? well, because they have to get to their work, they have to get an automobile, turn on the key, get their kids to school. the school buses have to run. that's the reason why you know that, that's the reason. the idea that we can, there's an alternative to walk away from being able to get in your automobile is
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just not realistic. it's not going to happen. and this was a tend to happen. and by the way, when, when, when the cost of a gallon gasoline gets to above $300.00 or $303.35 a gallon, it has profound impact. i'm working class families just to get back and forth to work. so i don't see anything inconsistent with that, but i do think that the idea that russia and saudi arabia and other major producers are not going to pump more oil. so people can have gasoline to get to. and from work for example, is it's not, it's not right but, and what we're considering doing that, i'm reluctant to say before i have to do it. or one of the obviously big problems in the united states for supply chains is not having enough workers, not enough people to drive trucks to unload at ports. for example,
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a lot of other parts in the supply chain workers have not returned to the labor force in america as fast as your administration thought they would. why do you think that is why? because they're able to negotiate for higher wages and they move from one job to another. that's one of the reasons why a lot of people don't want to continue to do the job they did before. making $789.00 an hour. an awful lot of, of the auto, a skinny of the truck drivers are not unionized truck drivers are working like hell not getting paid a whole lot. and so what you're seeing here is a combination of the desire of people to be able to change professions, to be able to do more and, and take care of their families at the same time dealing with an issue that in fact, we are short of workers but worker pay is actually gone up and we've employed 6000000 people just since i got elected. so employments up the economy is actually in spite of all the still growing, you have a significant number of i forget the number. i think it was close to
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a $660.00 major economist acknowledging that what's gonna happen is you're going to see continued economic growth under our proposals. you had a total of 14, i think was 14, no bell laureate, economist in economics. and this is gonna what i'm proposing to reduce the, the inflation, et cetera. so there's a lot going on this look, we really are, i know your tires. remember, say this, we, we learned one of them, selection points in history. so much is changed. so many pieces on the table or movie and how they get resettled depends upon the judgements we make and whether or not united states, among others can lead the world of direction. that's going to increase the circumstances for a higher standard of living for workers here and abroad, as well as making sure that people have an opportunity. as i said, again, i use the phrase this have a little breathing room. i meant what i said when i ran my desire was to build this
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economy from the bottom up in the middle out, not from the top down. and that's what's in process of happening. but in the meantime, there's been enormous changes as a consequence of cove. it on the supply chains because why, why we haven't trouble an awful lot of the very factories and, and, and operations that in fact, produced material that we need for supply chains and everything from shoes to, to daily, with a computer chips. ah, you know, they're out sick, they're not working. and so it's changing. the economy is changing and the united states has to stay ahead of the curve. that's why introduced the infrastructure bill. that's why i also introduced the bill back better initiative for the washington post song and the men kim. were there you are? i'm sorry from say hey, thank you, mr. president and on iran, how you determine whether the iranians are serious about rejoining the nuclear
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talks. as they have indicated they will do by the end of november. and what costs are you prepared to impose on iran? it continues to carry out attacks against the united states, such as the recent drowned strikes against us forces in syria. well, the says there are 2 different issues. one is whether or not we get to the j, c, p, away we rejoin that and. and that depend, that's why i had the meeting with my colleagues here in, in rome, who are part of the, the original group of 6 people, the 6 nations that got together to say that we should negotiate a change which i found that i think were continuing to suffer from the very bad judgments that president trump made pulling out of the j c p. away. and so that's one issue. and that issue is going to depend on whether and how that gets resolved is going to depend on their action and the willingness of our friends who are part
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of the original agreement to stick with us and make sure there's a price to pay economically for them. to fail to come back with regard to the issue of how we're gonna respond to actions taken by them against is to interest in the united states. whether they're drone strikes or anything else is we're going to respond. we're going to continue to respond. i'm a b c, cecilia vegas. it's hard to see you guys of the mascot. i apologize in the master making my glasses 5 up. so i apologize to you. thank you sir. i'm on climate change . you just mentioned the incentives you have on renewable energy and you're build back better plan. you do have a number of incentives, but as it stands right now, there are no punitive measures in this plan to hold these companies accountable. and many experts firmly believed that you've got to have the stick along with the carrot in order to get to your goal to reduce emissions by 2030 by 50 percent. so can you stand here today and say to the world that you definitively will still meet
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that goal? yes, i can. because what we're proposing and what we've initiated is everything from getting the automobile makers to can to, to commit to going all electric on number one, getting the unions to agree to do that as well. making sure we have the investment and battery technology that requires us to have the ability to generate electric vehicles, electric buses, electric transportation grids, making sure that we are dealing with everything from uh let me go through. so some of these are um that we have um tax credits for, for of $320000000000.00 for dealing with alternatives by people getting tax credit for moving on on solar panels on wind and a whole range of other things. and when arising their properties,
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i don't think you're going to need any, any punitive action to get people to step up and do those things. there's been no indication that's the case at all with regard to a you know, the, there's a total of a on a $555000000000.00 in climate and i miss checking the numbers. make sure i'm right . and, and climate climate investment in terms of resilience. we're now it's very much in the interest of, of the industry to see to it that we moved to making sure that we have the resilience to be able when those towers come down and the lions end up hitting the ground and burning down large swath is of suassa, the west to bury this under ground as a whole range of things. i don't think we're gonna have to, everybody knows which direction is going and there's no indication that there has to be a punitive effort to get people to react way in which we have to do. at least i
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don't believe so. i may, i, on your meeting with po francis, the, the more than 50000000 catholics back at home or seeing something play out that has never happened before. this split in the conservative wing of the catholic church, move it moving to deny someone like you are a catholic, president, the sacrament of communion. what for? for these catholic backs, hop back home. what did it mean for you to hear? pope francis in the wake of this, in the middle of this debate, call you a good catholic and did what he tell you. should that put this debate to rest? look, i'm, i'm not gonna, a lot of this is just personal. pope frances has become a i don't want to exaggerate, has become a someone who's provide a great solace for my family room. my son died. he, as he is in my view,
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has always been this debate in the catholic church a going back to pope john the 23rd on that. talk about how we reach out and embrace people with differences if you notice what well, what, what the pope said when i was asked when he 1st got like to pope, you're traveling with the press and they said what your position on home was sex. fresh at home, i did judge, this is a man who has of great empathy. he is a man who understands that part of his christianity is to reach out and to forgive on. and so i just find my relationship with him. one that i personally take great solace. he is a really, truly genuine, decent man. and i'll end by saying that, you know, there are an awful lot of people who and many of you not,
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i'm not putting you in this position, i apologize. but many of you who are even in the press, one out of your way to express your empathy and sympathy. when i lost the real part of my soul, i want my i lost my bow, my son and i my family will never forget my extended family because when i come was only a matter of days since my son had passed away. and i prop francis came to united states to visit with the with not only president obama, but with, with the catholic church here. and i was asked if i would accompany him to philadelphia to seminar and anyway. and i did, but it was the the wounds were still raw of the loss of my son and i had my extended family and you're all tired to see my extended family there always are
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always around my grandchildren, my children, my wife, my daughters law and before he left and gotten the plane, the pope asked whether or not he could meet with my family and we met and a hanger. and so at the philadelphia airport. and he came in and he talked to my family for a consider long time, 1015 minutes about my son bo. and he didn't just generically talk about him. he knew about him. he knew what he did. he knew who he was. he knew where he went to school, he knew what he, he knew when a man he was, and it had such a cathartic impact on his children and my wife in our family. that it it meant
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a great deal. and as i meant what i said, everybody was laughing, i didn't realize you all were able to film what i was doing with the pope, and i gave him a command coin. and i meant what i said, this is a, a man who is someone who is looking to establish peace and decency in honor, not just in the catholic church persist in eric way. when i one he called me to tell me how much he appreciated the fact that i would focus on the poor and focus on the needs of people were in trouble. and. and so i just again, i don't want to talk more about because so much of his personal but i, my, he is he is everything i learned about catholicism from
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a time i was a kid going from grade school through high school. and i have great respect for people who have other religious views, but he is the he says to find decent, honorable man i here and we keep in touch. i thank you all very, very much for christian been just been listening to you as president joe biden, b g 20 summit there in rome. and of course this comes after g 20 leaders committed to strong action than ever before to limit global warming. but also a great deal of disappointment and criticism from climate activists. because the leaders remain deeply divided over the use of coal and fell to really strike a solid concrete deal on phasing out coal once and for all. and that's causing concern because it comes just ahead of the cop $26.00 climate conference that is
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taking place in glasgow. just one of the thing to mention that a bite and did reference the iran nuclear deal briefly. now this as the, the u. s. along with germany, france, you can try to coordinate a plan to get iran back into the nuclear nuclear agreement. he said that we are continuing to suffer from the bad judgments president trump made by pulling out of the j. c. p. o a, the iran nuclear deal, and of course, it talks on the feature of that deal have been pretty much suspended for a couple of months since june as iran tries to safeguard its position in if it were to join the agreement to seek assurances from the us that they wouldn't unilaterally withdraw from the deal as that we saw under president donald trump. will our white house correspondent? kimberly huck it is live 1st in rome now and kimberly perhaps interesting that i
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think in his 1st remark, joe biden perhaps took her veil. swipe at presidents g and putin for their absence, saying that there is no substitute for face to face discussions. i think the take away from all of this says we listen to the u. s. president is that he came out highlighting or tried to portray what the american involvement in the g 20 year, particularly when it comes to climate, what it was and how the u. s. continues to see itself as having a leadership role. but what you heard very quickly was the american press core, challenging that notion. and one of those issues and where it was challenged was on the issue of climate tend. and you, with reference to your question about the u. s. president then pivoting and blaming other nations for the reason that some of what was hoped to be accomplished here
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did not in fact pointing the finger at the fact that russian leader was not here. the chinese leader was not here, and also saudi arabia also blaming them for some of the high energy prices that were see right now that they are not put in place the production that's necessary to bring those costs down. so while the u. s. president made the case that he is that the leaders here in rome saw how his leadership and, and that there were much that was accomplished at the same time. when you drill down, there are some serious issues and the u. s. president does not take responsibility for that, but instead deflected another point that we should mention is the u. s. president. out of the success of the global corporate minimum tack. saying that this will allow for a more equitable distribution of wealth that we have not seen currently with many corporations going off shore to hide their assets. and that is costing governments and of course the middle class and working class. but again,
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when it comes to this agreement that's been struck here, what this president has failed to mention is the fact that he doesn't have congressional approval, even for that back in the united states. so it's not certainly not a done deal, especially in the united states. so that is another challenge for the u. s. it. and then one other point that we should mention is that the u. s. president was very clear that there are supply chain issues here in the united states or rather in the united states. and here in rome, there was the opportunity to discuss those. but again, when it comes to some of the problems in the united states, as the u. s president, not acknowledging that maybe some of his policies may have played a role, but instead saying that it's the corporations that are to blame because they don't pay high enough wages. but at the same time, when one of the big prop promise is that this president made the campaign troubles to raise those wages. something that so far has been in many cases unsuccessful. so giving you as president attempting to pay kind of a rosy picture if you will,
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or many of the policies. and some of the achievements he believes were struck here, but the sort of the devil is always in the detail. and what he forgot to mention is that some of the biggest problem, sir, for the u. s. president, back home. and so that does present a serious challenge to american leadership, the one that he says that he believes the united states to place a role. right. and it's interesting because he was asked about declining poll ratings and president responded by saying that they tend to be volatile and unpredictable. and, and prior to swings bought on the supply chain crisis. how serious a domestic challenge is. this present item, particularly in light of these increasingly this increasingly strained relationship with china. it's an enormous problem and that's why we saw the secretary of state addressing this issue with the, the counterpart, the chinese counterpart of the sidelines of the g 20. sure,
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this is an issue that has been a challenge for both of these nations for some time. and it started with coping 19 . but the problem is, is that it hasn't gotten better. what we're seeing in the united states are not just high energy prices, but high food prices, high cost of basic household goods like canned food or toilet paper, tooth paste, those sorts of challenges. so the u. s. president, again, not taking responsibility for this, saying that he was put in place mechanisms to address this. but at the same time, i'm not really giving any sort of concrete detail in terms of the announcements that were made at the g 20 and how this could progress moving forward. so the u. s . president is going to have to face a lot of questions back in the united states. and already you heard the press corps really hit on some of those statements. all right, thanks very much for that. kimberly alcott covering the g 20 summit for us. and ron, thank you very much. well, that's it for now, but i'll be back with a round up of all of the top stories very shortly, including of course,
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the content of that final agreement by walls leaders at the g 20 summit. they've agreed to take action on global warming to those commitments. are they more on that? ah ah and a manager is approaching a tipping point in the lead up to the cop 26 climate summit. al jazeera showcase is program dedicated to one veiling the realities of the climate emergency witnesses green films documenting the human experience on the front line planet as the west
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further in action could meet then now the harmonized by somebody. none of them i would say every in how to do it. crisis, what crisis own al jazeera. we understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter how you take it will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you. hello, i'm marianna mozy in london with a quick look at the main stories now. and we begin with the g. 20 world leaders have agreed on the need to take action to fight climate change and prevent global warming by no more than one and a half degrees celsius above pre industrial levels. but has also been a lot of criticism and disappointment because the commitments are very vague. and there's nothing concrete on achieving net 0 carbon emissions by 2050. the use of
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