The White House canceled a scheduled speech for President Joe Biden on Monday – 15 minutes before it started.
“The president will not make any more remarks following his meeting with the CEOs,” the White House told reporters at 3:28 pm.
The White House said the president would speak to supply chain disruptions on Wednesday as an official told reporters Biden “wanted to spend enough time with the business leaders who visited the White House today. ‘hui “.
Biden was due to speak after meeting with CEOs of retail and grocery companies to discuss supply disruptions ahead of the Christmas shopping season.
Earlier in the afternoon, Biden spoke briefly at the top of the meeting, allowing the media to observe his remarks.
“I spent more time walking the aisles of Wal-Mart than I want to admit,” Biden told Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, who appeared by video at the meeting. “Because there’s one right across from my house in Delaware. “
The meeting took place at the EOP Library, across from the White House in the Executive Office building.
After his opening remarks, Biden turned the meeting over to White House economic adviser Brian Deese.
“Isn’t that a nice place?” Biden commented after looking at the ceiling.