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Angry Biden Explodes on Press for Grilling Him on Remark ‘Putin Cannot Remain in Power’

President Joe Biden was visibly angry at a press conference on Monday when he was reminded of many egregious misstatements the White House has had to ‘walk back’ in the last week; paramount among them being his remark “Putin cannot remain in power.”

When a reporter even couched her question in sycophantic phrasing to soothe the damaged ego of the president, Biden nonetheless lashed out at the press for grilling him on his dangerous misstatement. Watch:

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“Mr. President, I still want to get back to your original words that he cannot remain in power,” a reporter asked. “Can you help us understand, you have more foreign policy experience than any president who has ever held this office, whether those are your personal feelings or your feelings as president? Do you understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, saying someone cannot remain in power is a statement of U.S. policy? And also, are you concerned about propaganda use of those remarks by the Russians?”

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“No and no,” Biden said flatly.

“Tell me why,” the reporter pressed. “You have so much experience, you are the leader of this country.”

“Because it’s ridiculous,” he insisted. “Nobody believes we’re going to take down — I was talking about taking down Putin. Nobody believes that. Number one.”

“Number two, what have I been talking about since this all began?” Biden asked rhetorically. “The only war that’s worse than the one intended is one that’s unintended. The last thing I want to do is engage in a land war or a nuclear war with Russia. That’s not part of it.”

“I was expressing my outrage at the behavior of this man,” Biden lashed out. “It’s outrageous, it’s outrageous. And it’s more an aspiration than anything, he shouldn’t be in power. There’s not — people like this shouldn’t be ruling countries, but they do. The fact they do, but doesn’t mean I can’t express my outrage about it.”

The president was also in rare form when he was pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy about not just one, but three misstatements the White House has had to ‘walk back.’


“Are you worried that other leaders in the world are going to start to doubt that America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked him.

“What’s getting walked back?” he asked quizzically.

“It made it sound like, just in the last couple of days, it sounded like you told U.S. troops they were going to Ukraine,” he said. “It sounded like you said it was possible the U.S. would use a chemical weapon, and it sounded like you were calling for regime change in Russia, and we know —”

“None of the three occurred,” Biden replied.

“None of the three occurred?” Doocy asked.

“None of the three.”

“Mr.. President, you interpret the language that way,” Doocy said. “I was talking to the troops. We were talking about helping train the troops in  that the Ukrainian troops are in Poland. That’s with the context, I sat there with those guys for a couple hours. That’s what we talked about. So when you said, ‘you’re going to see when you are there,’ you were not intending…”

Biden continued to deny that he ever made the misstatements, despite his own White House going on the record to correct him. This is dangerously delusional and more evidence that the 25th amendment should seriously be considered at this point before Biden’s blunders drag us World War III.

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