The White House has been forced to run damage control after Democrat President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe involved telling American soldiers they were going to join the war in Ukraine.
Biden made the flub while addressing U.S. troops in Europe as Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his brutal invasion of Ukraine.
The White House responded on Friday by insisting that the U.S. military will not be deployed to Ukraine after Biden’s comments 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, saying:
“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.
“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 in a statement after Biden’s gaffe.
However, that wasn’t the only major flub Biden made in Europe.
He also 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 weigh in and walk back Biden’s remarks.
Joe Biden, perhaps accidentally, tells US troops they’re going to Ukraine.
“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
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) March 25, 2022
Joe Biden just called the President of Poland as “ambassador”. pic.twitter.com/fb9pvx1CCl
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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.