Biden was giving unscheduled remarks on the evening that the Department of Justice released a report on his handling of classified documents that deemed he was not mentally fit to have knowingly committed a crime.
After finishing reading his prepared speech from the teleprompter, Biden began taking questions from reporters who were present.
Biden took a question regarding Israel and Gaza.
The president said that the situation in Gaza has been “over the top,” and then stated that the “president of Mexico,” Egypt’s President el-Sisi, did not want to open their border to allow in humanitarian aid.
“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico, [El-]Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in. I talked to him, I convinced him to open the gate,” he said.