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Biden Addresses Rashida Tlaib, Jokes About Running Over Reporters Who Ask Questions on Israel-Palestine

HeadlineMay 19, 2021

President Biden landed Tuesday in Detroit, Michigan, where he was greeted on the tarmac by Congressmember Rashida Tlaib. An aide to the Palestinian American congressmember said she urged the president to protect Palestinian human rights and told Biden that U.S. military funding to Israel was being used to commit crimes against Palestinians. Later, speaking at the Ford plant, Biden addressed Tlaib.

President Joe Biden: “I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people. And it’s from my heart I pray that your grandmom and family are well. I promise you I’m going to do everything to see that they are, in the West Bank. You’re a fighter. And God thank you for being a fighter.”

Also during his Michigan trip, Biden joked he would run over reporters who asked about the escalating crisis as he test-drove an electric truck in the city of Dearborn.

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