Joe Biden Struggles to Say ‘Kleptocracy,’ Says U.S. Will ‘Accommodate’ Russian Oligarchs

Joe Biden faltered badly while delivering remarks on Ukraine Thursday, stumbling over the word “kleptocracy,” and saying the United States will “accommodate” Russian oligarchs by taking away their “ill-begotten gains.”

Speaking from the White House Roosevelt Room, Biden urged Congress to approve his $33 billion funding proposal for more military shipments to Ukraine. Congress has already authorized $14 billion in support of the war-torn nation. Biden said it was “critical” for US lawmakers to approve the proposal, which includes more than $20 billion in military aid, $8.5 billion in economic aid and $3 billion in humanitarian aid.

Biden said that in addition to this funding, he was also sending to Congress a comprehensive package to “accommodate” Russian oligarchs.

This proposal, he said, “will enhance our underlying effort to accommodate the Russian oligarchs, and make sure we take their ill-begotten gains.” Biden continued to use the word “accommodate”—which means “to provide with something desired, needed, or suited”—to describe his administration’s actions toward Russian oligarchs. Then he struggled to pronounce the word “kleptocracy” in describing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

“Heh! We’re going to accommodate them. We’re going to seize their yachts, their luxury homes, and other ill-begotten gains of Putin’s klep-ot-uh–yeah … Kleptocracy. Klep—the guys who the kleptocracies,” Biden stammered. After chuckling, he added, “but these are bad guys!”

The Biden Regime’s plan, according to the Associated Press, is to repurpose “the seized assets of sanctioned Russian oligarchs to help the people of Ukraine.”

He also reportedly wants to make it a criminal offense for people to “knowingly or intentionally possess proceeds directly obtained from corrupt dealings with the Russian government,” and double the statute of limitations for foreign money laundering offenses to 10 years. Additionally, he said he wants lawmakers to expand the definition of “racketeering” under U.S. law to include efforts to evade sanctions.

Biden also asked Congress to allow the federal government use the proceeds from selling the seized assets of sanctioned Russian oligarchs to help the people of Ukraine.

“Joe Biden isn’t well. This is an embarrassment to our country and the world,” tweeted political commentator and Outkick founder Clay Travis. “He can barely read. Everyone can see the look in his eyes here, he’s lost.”

 

Other commenters on social media, like comedian Tim Young, pointed out the irony of the situation amid new reports that Joe Biden was heavily involved with his son Hunter’s influence peddling operations.

“Joe Biden struggling to say ‘Kleptocracy,’ which is ironic since his family literally is one,” Young tweeted.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks on providing additional support to Ukraine’s war efforts against Russia from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alongside a new supplemental aid request to the U.S. Congress, President Biden proposed turning assets from Russian oligarchs seized through sanctions into funding to rebuild Ukraine. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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