White House: Biden ‘Does Not Regret’ Endorsing Ford EV Truck Despite Accusations of High Pollution

President Joe Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at Ford Dearborn Development Center, May 18, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich.InternationalIndiaAfricaUS President Joe Biden’s spokesperson put the brakes on an attempt by US media to squeeze out a denunciation of Ford Motor Company’s new electric-powered pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning.”There was a report last week about how Ford’s F-150 Lightning, their electric EV truck, is contributing to high pollution and deforestation in the Amazon,” a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during Monday’s press briefing.“Does President Biden regret endorsing that truck back in 2021? And has anyone talked to Ford about how they should source aluminum for the frame from a different mine?””No, [he] does not regret that and [I] don’t have any conversation to read out on that,” Jean-Pierre replied.