President Joe Biden and newly appointed House Speaker Mike Johnson had an excellent meeting on Thursday. The two had an excellent meeting where they put their differences aside and worked towards one goal.
Johnson, who was promoted to the speaker role a day ago wanted to talk to Biden about $60 billion in military assistance for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel amid the wars. The conversation was “candid” according to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries who joined Johnson in his meeting with Joe Biden.
What does this meeting between Joe Biden and Mike Johnson mean?
According to ABC News, the moment Johnson became the House Speaker, The White House released Biden’s statement. It talked about working together with a positive outlook.
Even though we have real disagreements about important issues, there should be mutual effort to find common ground wherever we can.
The conversation has left a good mark and put the two in a good mood. It needs to be seen if they continue this cordial relationship in the days to come. While Biden talked about the ongoing Israel Hamas war, he made an error and Donald Trump Jr. was quick to pick it up.
You’re doing great Joe 😬 https://t.co/uEaekkTwBv
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 26, 2023
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre talked about this meeting on Thursday and briefed the press about it.
I think he [Johnson] has defined himself as that way. So he’s going to have to answer that question for himself. What we can say is we want to move forward on making sure that we get the work done on behalf of the American people.
The conversation between the two left Jeffries in a good mode. He even went out of the way to call Biden a good man.
President Biden is a good man, the speaker is a good man. I think it was a cordial interaction.
New House Speaker Mike Johnson spent his first full day meeting with the Australian prime minister and President Joe Biden. Now, major tests of Johnson’s leadership await.@GeoffRBennett speaks to @LisaDNews to learn more. pic.twitter.com/Ay0C8K9DpK
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) October 26, 2023
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