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Not long after President Joe Biden spoke in Poland about the war in Ukraine, the White House backtracked on a statement it said had not been recorded. This comes just a day after Biden had another slip of the tongue while talking with US troops in Eastern Europe.
Ending his Warsaw speech on Saturday, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” after his country’s invasion of Ukraine and continued attacks.
“We will have a different future — a brighter future rooted in democracy and principles; hope and light, decency and dignity; of freedom of opportunity,” Biden told about 1,000 people, including some Ukrainian refugees. “For God’s sake, this man can’t stay in power.”
The White House released a statement declaring that Biden’s comment was not part of the prepared speech and that there was no call for regime change in Moscow.
“The president’s point was that Putin should not exercise power over his neighbors or the region,” the statement said. “He wasn’t talking about Putin’s power in Russia, or about regime change.”
The day before, during a visit to US troops in Poland, the president appeared to tell them they would be in Ukraine soon, which is a departure from an earlier promise not to send US troops to Ukraine.
“You’ll see when you get there, and some of you have been there, you’ll see – you’ll see women, young people standing in the middle in front of a damn tank and saying, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m staying with my position,” Biden told the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division after sharing pizza and taking selfies with many of them.
The White House also retracted that statement.
“The president has been clear that we are not sending US troops to Ukraine and there is no change in that position,” the White House said in a statement. The New York Post†
On Saturday, after the second trip back through the White House in as many days, Biden’s social media staff sent out a barrage of tweets aimed solely at Ukraine, harshness against Russia and condolences to American soldiers. This is what the president said.
“My message to the people of Ukraine is the message I delivered today to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense: we stand behind you,” it said on Twitter. read handle at 4:32 p.m. ET, more than an hour after the White House retracted its freelance statement.
He posted this at 5:01 pm
About 45 minutes later, the president posted this video of soldiers in Poland, thanking them for their service to America.
About 10 minutes after the video messages with the troops, Biden tweeted this about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Putin has the audacity to say he is de-nazifying Ukraine. This lie is not only cynical, it is also obscene. President Zelenskyy was democratically elected. He is Jewish – his father’s family was wiped out in the Nazis holocaust.”
About 15 minutes passed before Biden tweeted on sanctions against Russia and what it has done to their economy.
“As a result of our unprecedented sanctions, the ruble was reduced to rubble almost immediately. The Russian economy is on track to be halved. Before this invasion, it was the 11th largest economy in the world – and soon it won’t happen again .” even belong to the top 20.”
Then 34 minutes passed Biden said: Russian people “are not the enemy.”
“To the Russian people: you are not our enemy. The American people support you and the brave civilians in Ukraine who want peace.”
His damage control tweets came across quickly and furiously, from “We are here for the people of Ukraine” to talking about how much money the US has sent Ukraine weapons, and how much more is on the way.
Some of his tweets were excerpts from his Saturday speech, complete with video. Tweets continued to pour in around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, long after his speech was over and the White House backtracked on comments.
The war in Ukraine has now entered a second month since Russia invaded their neighboring country.