President Biden said during a press conference on Wednesday that he plans on doing “nothing” differently in the next two years of his presidency.
Biden was responding to a reporter’s question asking what he plans to do in order to change the opinion of voters on the direction of the country as he considers a re-election bid in 2024.
“Nothing, because they’re just finding out what we’re doing,” the president responded.
He asserted that “the more they know about what we’re doing, the more support there is.”
“Do you know anybody who wants us to get rid of the change we made on prescription drug prices and raise prices again? Do you know anybody who wants us to walk away from building those roads and bridges and the internet and so on?,” Biden responded.
Sixty-one percent of people surveyed believe that things in the U.S. are headed in the wrong direction.
After listing several things his administrations sees as accomplishments, Biden repeated that he wouldn’t “change the direction.”
“I said I ran for three reasons. I’m going to continue to stay where I am. I know I fully understand the legitimate concern that what I’m saying is wrong,” he said.
Biden’s comments come just after the midterm elections, which he says went well for Democrats.
“Well, we had an election day yesterday, and I think it was a good day for democracy— and I think it was a good day for America,” the president said. “Our democracy has been tested in recent years, but with their votes, the American people have spoken and proven once again that democracy is who we are.”
Biden also said during the press conference that a “red wave” didn’t materialize.
“While we don’t know all the results yet, at least I don’t know them all yet, here’s what we do know — the press and the pundits were predicting a giant red wave — it didn’t happen,” he said.