How will Democrats explain this one?
After several gaffes during his recent trip to Europe, President Joe Biden had a “cheat sheet” containing prepared answers during his White House news briefing on Monday (March 28). The question that prompted Biden to use his cue cards pertained to his comments on Saturday in Poland, where he suggested he supported regime change in Russia.
Biden had been asked by several reporters to address what he meant when he said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
In response, Biden stressed that he is not “walking back” the remarks he made at the tail’s end of his speech in Warsaw, Poland, attempting to distance his wish that Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer be in power from official policy.
During the White House Press briefing, Biden noted that he was conveying “outrage” at Putin’s behavior, adding that his comments were more indicative of an “aspiration than anything.”
Photos of the briefing show Biden holding cue cards about the answer to the question. In the image, Biden’s cue cards anticipate the question will be: “If you weren’t advocating for regime change, what did you mean? Can you clarify?”
Then in bullet points, Biden’s prepared answers include statements like, “I was expressing moral outrage I felt toward the actions of this man,” and “I was not advocating a change in policy.”
Biden’s cue cards also include a lengthy question about NATO, beneath which one of his responses include, “No. NATO has never been more united.”
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy queried whether Biden was “worried that other leaders in the world” would doubt “America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back?”
Doocy then mentioned statements Biden made to U.S. troops in Poland, where it seemed he stated U.S. troops would be joining Ukrainian troops on the frontlines. Doocy also brought up how Biden had made it seem the U.S. would be resort to using a chemical weapon and calling for regime change.
Biden responded by saying, “None of the three occurred,” becoming more exasperated before repeating, “None of the three.”