This is embarrassing.
Brandon on Monday took questions from reporters after outlining his 2023 budget proposal to Congress.
Brandon used a cheat sheet to answer questions about his off-script call for regime change in Russia while speaking in Poland over the weekend – and he still screwed it up.
Over the weekend Brandon closed his speech with what is either a policy change or a gaffe (dementia).
Brandon said, “For God’s sake, this man [Putin] cannot remain in power.”
Reporters peppered Brandon with questions about his comments on Putin.
Brandon snapped at the reporters and said he’s not walking anything back.
“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 got into a back-and-forth with Peter Doocy and denied he called for regime change in Russia.
Doocy: “The big things you say on the world stage keep getting walked back.”
Brandon: “What’s getting walked backed?”
Brandon: You told troops they are going to Ukraine, the U.S. would use a chemical weapon, and called for regime change in Russia.
Brandon: “None of the 3 occurred.” pic.twitter.com/cwZPzANIoC
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 28, 2022
Here’s a photo of Brandon’s cheat sheet to help with “Tough Putin Q & A Talking Points”:
Brandon had to have “I was not articulating a change in policy” written verbatim on a notecard so he wouldn’t screw it up… and he still screwed it up pic.twitter.com/OvEwlHQVry
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) March 28, 2022