Biden Says He's Not Walking Back Comments About Putin Staying in Power, Claims it was 'Personal Outrage,' Not Policy (VIDEO)

Brandon on Monday outlined his 2023 budget proposal to Congress with his OMB Director Shalanda Young in tow.

Brandon took some questions from reporters after his remarks.

NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell asked Brandon if he regrets saying Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn’t remain in power.

Brandon gave what the White House billed as a “major address” Saturday evening in Warsaw, Poland.

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Brandon closed his speech with what is either a policy change or a gaffe just like his comment on Friday to U.S. troops they were headed into Ukraine.

Brandon said, “For God’s sake, this man [Putin] cannot remain in power.”

Brandon’s handlers immediately went into clean up mode and ‘clarified’ Brandon’s regime change remarks.

According to Axios and Washington Post, Brandon’s last line calling for Putin to be taken out was not on his teleprompter.

So Dementia Joe just blurted it out and escalated tensions with a nuclear power for no good reason.

“Do you believe what you said that Putin can’t remain in power, or do you now regret saying that because your government has been trying to walk that back? Does you words complicate matters?” NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell asked Brandon.

Side note: Since when is the White House a separate entity from Brandon?

“I’m not walking anything back,” Brandon said before admitting he has no control over his emotions. “I was expressing moral outrage I felt toward the way Putin is dealing… and the actions of this man – just brutality… half the children in Ukraine — but I want to make it clear, I wasn’t then nor am I now articulating a policy change..”

Brandon said he ‘makes no apologies’ for expressing his ‘personal feelings’ on Putin.


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