The White House was forced to clean up multiple, and very serious, flubs President Joe Biden made in Europe as Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his brutal invasion of Ukraine.
The White House on Friday insisted the U.S. military will not be deployed to Ukraine amid Putin’s war on the country after comments Biden made to troops in Poland seemed to suggest otherwise. Biden was talking to U.S. service members in Poland about how average Ukrainian citizens are “stepping up” to telling Putin to go pound sand when he said:
“You’re going to see when you’re there – some of you have been there – you’re going to see women, young people, standing in the middle, in front of a damn tank, saying, ‘I’m not leaving. I’m holding my ground.’”
Our troops are not going to Ukraine because that would be, as Biden admitted earlier, World War 3. So not an inconsequential gaffe from a guy who can’t seem to get through one speech with making horrific flubs.
“The president has been clear we are not sending U.S. troops to Ukraine and there is no change in that position,” a White House spokesperson said cleaning up Biden’s mess.
But that wasn’t the only embarrassing and possibly consequential flub Biden made in Europe.
He suggested we would use chemical weapons in Ukraine if Putin did, which again, is basically World War 3.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan had to clean up that mess for Biden.
From The New York Post:
It’s not the first time that Biden made an imprecise remark during his third trip abroad as president. During a 19-minute press conference in Belgium, Biden said Thursday that the US response to Russian troops using chemical weapons “would depend on the nature of the use” — then turned heads by saying the US would respond “in kind.”
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters Friday aboard Air Force One that Biden’s “in kind” remark was not meant as a threat of the US using chemical weapons against Russia.
“The United States has no intention of using chemical weapons, period, under any circumstance,” Sullivan said.
Joe Biden, perhaps accidentally, tells US troops they're going to Ukraine.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) March 25, 2022
"You’re going to see when you’re there," he told 82nd Airborne Division in Poland.
You’re going to see women, young people standing in the middle, in the front of a damn tank saying I’m not leaving." pic.twitter.com/utCoYAnczI
Joe Biden just called the President of Poland as “ambassador”. pic.twitter.com/fb9pvx1CCl— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) March 25, 2022