Biden denies making ‘regime change’ comments against Russia caught on video
Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, President Biden said of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
Shortly after Biden made those comments, a White House official downplayed Biden’s remarks that appeared to be a call to remove Putin.
“The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,” the White House official explained.
After meeting with Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Biden gave a formal address to a crowd in front of Warsaw’s Royal Castle, opening with words from the Polish Pope John Paul II: “Be not afraid.”
By Monday Joe Biden denied making those remarks caught on worldwide media saying, “Nobody believes my remarks about taking down Putin, nobody.” So we are to believe that the president believes no one believes what he says as president? Then why speak at all, Mr. President?
Tucker Says It’s Time for 25th Amendment: ‘For God’s Sake’ Biden Cannot Remain in Power
by Kyle Becker about 3 hours ago
Tucker Carlson responded to a recent series of dangerous presidential misstatements by arguing that it is time to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Biden from power. Watch:
“So, Biden just said, everything that he has said for the last week is true,” Tucker began. “And none of it has been corrected by people who work for him.”
“The truth is Joe Biden has no idea,” he continued. “Joe Biden has no idea what his publicists say when he goes to sleep. Then midway through his answer, Biden starts walking back his own comments. He does that just minutes after saying he would never walk back his own comments. ‘None of that occurred,’ Biden said.
“Look, it feels almost like we’re being mean to the guy by quoting him. And no one wants that. No one is making fun of his age or his diminished condition, only trying to defend the country,” he continued. “Then moments later, Biden declared that no reasonable person would think he wants regime change in Russia. Watch this. If you can stand it.”
Joe Biden Brought Detailed Notecards for ‘Tough Putin Q&A’ Questions – Breitbart
Photos reveal that President Joe Biden brought detailed notecards from his staff on Monday for a series of questions at the White House about his off-the-cuff statement on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the question and answer session at the White House, Biden read from a notecard prepared by his staff on whom to call on for a question.
Another notecard captured on camera showed Biden’s “Tough Putin Q&A” notes, with detailed questions that Biden would receive from reporters and detailed bullet points of how he should answer them.
“I was expressing the moral outrage I felt toward the actions of this man,” one prepared answer read.
“I was not articulating a change in policy,” another prepared answer read.
At the beginning of his question and answer session, Biden dutifully responded using his prepared answers.
“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 the brutality of it,” he replied.
“I was expressing the moral outrage I felt towards this man,” he said afterward. “I wasn’t articulating a policy change.”
Biden has previously used notecards during his remarks with reporters with bullet points on key issues, but his notes on Monday demonstrated a new level of detail.
However, the president soon went off-script, berating Fox News reporter Peter Doocy for being “silly” and, at one point, briefly losing his temper with a woman reporter who asked him if his comment unnecessarily escalated the conflict with Putin.