Apparently Joe Biden’s call for regime change in Russia over the weekend during his disastrous trip to Poland was not a part of his prepared remarks.
Joe Biden gave what the White House billed as a “major address” Saturday evening in Warsaw, Poland.
Biden closed his speech with what is either a policy change or a gaffe just like his comment on Friday to U.S. troops they were headed into Ukraine.
Biden said, “For God’s sake, this man [Putin] cannot remain in power.”
Biden’s handlers immediately went into clean up mode and ‘clarified’ Biden’s regime change remarks.
According to Axios and Washington Post, Biden’s last line calling for Putin to be taken out was not on his teleprompter.
So Dementia Joe just blurted it out and escalated tensions with a nuclear power for no good reason.
Saturday’s Warsaw address was billed as one of the signature speeches of President Biden’s term — perhaps bigger than a State of the Union. Then after a Reaganesque call for “a brighter future rooted in democracy,” as a literal last line before his farewell, Biden ad-libbed:
What he’s saying: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
Wait, what?! The U.S. wants to take out Putin? Is calling for regime change?
- Some variation of Biden’s jab instantly led every major news site in the world, starting with CNN, where many world capitals were getting the news: “BIDEN: PUTIN CANNOT REMAIN IN POWER.”
Why it matters: The takeaway from a 27-minute speech of massive consequence — on the world stage, a border away from Russian missile strikes in a war zone — was derailed by a taunt.
- A top official confirmed for Axios that the line wasn’t on Biden’s teleprompter or in his text.