President Biden has come under fire for fomenting political fire when he made unscripted comments last week saying Putin “couldn’t stay in power” in Russia. He told reporters on Monday that he was “not apologizing” for his words, however, the White House has sought to clarify the situation.
During a speech in Poland last week, Biden appeared to make impromptu remarks about Putin’s leadership following the invasion of Ukraine, apparently calling for him to be removed from power.
In an outburst at the end of his speech, he said: “By God, this person [Putin] can’t stay in power.”
Biden responded to the reaction to his comments: “This is more an aspiration than anything.
“He shouldn’t be in power. Nothing – I mean, people like this shouldn’t be rulers of the country but they do.
“That’s a fact, but that doesn’t mean I can’t ipadnews my anger about it. I’m talking to Russian people.
“The last part of the speech was talking to the Russian people, telling them what we think.”
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Another answer Biden gave in a question about NATO unity stated: “No, NATO has never been more united.”
President Biden has used cheat sheets before, during his first press conference after being elected.
That includes statistics on his infrastructure bill to remember, as well as photos of journalists he wants to contact.