President Joe Biden’s European visit descended from bad to worse on Friday when he mixed up the official position of his Polish counterpart. Watch:
“As you and I have spoken before, Mr. Ambassador,” Biden said to Polish President Andrzej Duda. “Excuse me, Mr. President.”
“The single most important we can do from the outset is keep the democracies united,” he added.
President Biden is meeting with President Andrzej Duda of Poland and officials in charge of the Ukraine humanitarian response. At a precarious time in Europe when Biden is currently serving as America’s top diplomat, even the pettiest lapses betray a lack of focus and grasp of the volatile European situation.
Poland has taken on a massive role in the Russia-Ukraine war by taking in tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees. Duda described the refugees to Biden as “our guests, our brothers, our neighbors from Ukraine who today are in a very difficult situation.”
Biden will be heading to Warsaw tonight, and he is expected to meet with Ukrainian refugees on Saturday.
President Biden also addressed soldiers in the Army’s 82nd Airborne while in Poland and made a concerning statement implying they would be going to Ukraine. Watch:
“You’re going to see when you’re there, you’re going to see women, young people standing in the middle, in the front of a damn tank saying ‘I’m not leaving,’ I’m holding my ground. They’re incredible.”
The Department of Defense has not announced ground operations for U.S. troops in Ukraine, which would be a major escalation that could risk a regional war with Russia, if not threaten the potential for World War III.
Biden also made a comparison between Ukraine and Tianenman Square, the 1989 incident when a brave soldier stood up to a tank in Communist China.
BIDEN: "When you see a 30-year-old woman standing there in front of a tank with a rifle…I mean, talk about what happened in Tiananmen Square…that's Tiananmen Square squared." pic.twitter.com/30j8dvLfDL
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“When you see a 30-year-old woman standing there in front of a tank with a rifle… I mean, talk about what happened in Tiananmen Square…that’s Tiananmen Square squared,” Biden said.
So, Biden will bring up Tianenman Square when he’s talking about Ukraine, but not when he’s talking to the Chinese. God help us.
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