As Joe Biden’s handlers at the White House are continuously walking back his controversial gaffes and presenting completely different statements as an interpretation of what Biden “originally meant”, Biden is reportedly unhappy with his aids for misrepresenting his views.
The Biden handlers have on multiple occasions intervened and changed Biden’s gaffes, like his remarks on the U.S. willingness to intervene with the military if China moves to invade Taiwan, or his claims of U.S. troops “helping train” Ukraine military in Poland, or his goal of “regime change” in Russia.
These are some of the most serious gaffes that Biden has made over the months that could have potentially landed the United States into a hot nuclear war with Russia and China.
NBC News reports that this behavior of Biden’s handlers is making the president unhappy.
“Beyond policy, Biden is unhappy about a pattern that has developed inside the West Wing,” NBC News reported Tuesday. “He makes a clear and succinct statement — only to have aides rush to explain that he actually meant something else. The so-called clean-up campaign, he has told advisers, undermines him and smothers the authenticity that fueled his rise. Worse, it feeds a Republican talking point that he’s not fully in command.” NBC News reports.
This became the subject of controversy inside the White House when Biden declared live on air from Poland that Putin “cannot remain in power” on March 26th.
His handlers immediately intervened and just moments after this speech made a public statement that Biden “was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia.”
“The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,” the white house statement said.
“Biden was furious that his remarks were being seen as unreliable, arguing that he speaks genuinely and reminding his staff that he’s the one who is president,” NBC News reported.
“We don’t say anything that the president doesn’t want us to say,” a White House official told NBC News.
Other Democrat officials are also finding this behavior concerning. Democrat New Jersey Congressman Rep. Tom Malinowski told The Washington Post, that aides should “let the president’s words stand.”
“There are times when presidents being human misspeak and the staff being responsible has to clarify, but I think in this, and other recent cases, Biden is just speaking plainly what we all understood to be the case anyway,” Malinowski said. “In such cases, it’s generally best to let the president’s words stand rather than walking things back in ways that raise further questions.” He added.
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