Biden jokes press can go 'swimming in the pond' at summit

STORY: Biden was targeted for criticism by two fellow leaders in speeches that followed his opening address in Los Angeles in which he laid out his plan for a new U.S. economic partnership with Latin America.

Biden faced sharp pushback over his decision to cut out Washington's three main regional antagonists, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, which spurred a boycott by some leaders led by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Biden also appeared to take a swipe at members of the media at the dinner he hosted later that evening, at the swanky Getty Villa.

"And the press, they tell me you're welcome to go swimming in the pond, if you'd like."

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