Biden denies he ever told U.S. troops they would go into Ukraine, called for using chemical weapons or regime change against Russia — despite the White House scrambling all weekend to clean up his remarks.
Joe Biden defended his series of bizarre remarks he made over the weekend during a press conference Monday that were seen by the world as escalatory rhetoric geared toward Russia.
The rare press conference was marked by an even rarer confrontational posture from Biden’s media allies who were asking the puppet president to clarify his statements that the White House had already been trying to clean up.
When asked by one reporter if he regretted saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”, Biden said in a bumbling response that he’s “not walking anything back.”
“I’m not walking anything back,” Biden replied. “The fact of the matter is I was expressing the moral outrage I felt toward the way Putin is dealing- and the actions of this man…just-just…brutality – half the children in Ukraine- I just come from being with those families.”
“But I want to make it clear, I wasn’t then, nor am i now articulating that policy change. I was expressing moral outrage I feel and I make no apologies for it.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy reiterated Biden’s three gaffes: that he told U.S. troops they would go into Ukraine, that he would deploy chemical weapons in kind if Russia did so, and that he called for regime change in Russia, and asked Biden if he’s worried world leaders won’t take his future remarks seriously.
“None of the three occurred,” Biden replied.
- “The president’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region,” a White House official said. “He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change.”
- “The President has been clear we are not sending U.S. troops to Ukraine and there is no change in that position,” another spokesman said.
- Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan: “We will collect the form and nature of our response based on the nature of the action Russia takes. And we’ll do so in coordination with our allies. And I won’t go beyond that other than to say the United States has no intention of using chemical weapons, period, under any circumstances.”
Another reporter asked Biden: “You understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, saying someone cannot remain in power is a statement of U.S. policy?”
“No,” Biden replied.
“…Can you tell me why?” the reporter asked.
“Because it’s ridiculous!” Biden snapped. “Nobody believes we’re gonna take down—I was talking about taking down Putin!”
Yes, Joe. We know you were.
That’s why the White House has been cleaning up his mess before it pushes America into World War III.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the White House is forced to walk back more of Biden’s bumbling from this press conference.
Watch Biden’s full press conference: