In remarks at a fundraiser last night, and again this morning at the White House, Joe Biden referred to Ukraine as “Iraq.”
Biden, 80, first referred to Ukraine as Iraq during a campaign reception in Maryland Tuesday night, the Hill reported.
“If anybody told you — and my staff wasn’t so sure, either — that we’d be able to bring all of Europe together in the onslaught on Iraq and get NATO to be completely united, I think they would have told you it’s not likely. The one thing Putin counted on was being able to split NATO,” Biden said.
When asked this morning if he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin has been “weakened by recent events,” Biden responded “It’s hard to tell, but he is clearly losing the war in Iraq, he’s losing the war at home and he has become a bit of a pariah around the world.”
🇺🇸 US President Joseph Joe Biden, when asked by a CNN reporter to comment on the situation in Russia as well as Ukraine, said that " Putin is clearly losing the war in Iraq (?!) …" pic.twitter.com/PdH32rUfLv
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99880) June 28, 2023
At the campaign reception in Maryland Tuesday night, Biden also referred to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the prime minister of China before correcting himself.
“You probably saw my new best friend, the prime minister of a little country that’s now the largest in the world, China — I mean, excuse me, India,” he said.
Biden also drew criticism Wednesday morning after he blew up at a reporter who asked about his son Hunter’s infamous “shake-down” WhatsApp message.
“Were you there? Were you involved?” the reporter asked Biden on the White House lawn.
Laughing at the reporter, Biden casually replied that he wasn’t. Then, when pressed about the message, he shouted “NO!!!”
Reporter: “How involved were you in your son’s Chinese shake-down text message? Were you sitting there? Were you involved?"
Biden: “No, I wasn’t.”
Reporter: “Were you?”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 28, 2023
Biden has insisted for years, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, that he never talked with Hunter about his business dealings. Now that that lie has been completely debunked, the White House has pivoted to saying that Joe Biden wasn’t in business with his son.
“As we have said many times before, the President was not in business with his son. As we have also said many times before, the Justice Department makes decisions in its criminal investigations independently, and in this case, the White House has not been involved,” Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House counsel’s office, said Friday. “As the President has said, he loves his son and is proud of him accepting responsibility for his actions and is proud of what he is doing to rebuild his life.”
Amid breaking news bombshells about his family’s influence peddling operation last week, Biden very awkwardly joked that he has “sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things” to kick off a June 23 meeting with Modi and technology executives at the White House to discuss ramping up cooperation between the United States and India.
The event was part of Modi’s week-long state visit in which the U.S. and India reached agreements on US engines for India’s new fighter jets and a major semiconductor factory.
“Okay. We—I was just thanking the—anyway, I started off without you,” Biden ineptly began, before adding: “I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things that we shared.”
As participants tittered nervously, Biden clarified that the remark was not a confession, but his idea of a joke.
“Now, all kidding aside—look, we’re teaming up to design and develop new technologies that are going to transform the lives of our people around the world,” he said.
BIDEN (last week): "I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things…" pic.twitter.com/eyEaQEevRp
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2023
During last week’s events, Biden made other incoherent remarks, and clutched Modi’s hand so tightly, the prime minister couldn’t let go to shake Jill Biden’s hand.
🇺🇸🇮🇳 Biden got confused in words when talking about democracy and the people of India
The American president breaks a personal record of fails during a meeting with the Prime Minister of India.
📝 “India is now the most populous country, it is now the most populous country in… pic.twitter.com/rfeK1V1fjX
— Zlatti71 (@djuric_zlatko) June 23, 2023
Joe Biden refused to let go of the hand of the Prime Minister of India.pic.twitter.com/ewzidrIsJI
— Suhr Majesty ™ (@ULTRA_MAJESTY) June 23, 2023
Biden also drew criticism after including his scandal-plagued, recently indicted son to the White House State dinner for the Indian prime minister.
George Carlin said it best…
…“It’s a Big Club and we ain’t in it.”
Hunter Biden boldly attended the White House State Dinner for the Prime Minister of India. AG Merrick Garland also attended just hours after his Department of Justice was accused of a massive cover up… pic.twitter.com/jHDPzpc2I6
— ꧁༒☬ 𝔹𝕦𝕕 ☬༒꧂ (@bud_cann) June 24, 2023
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to comment was asked about Hunter’s inclusion at the dinner last week. That question was one of many that resulted in a very uncomfortable four minutes for Jean-Pierre as the White House press uncharacteristically did their jobs and asked about the latest bombshell revelations in the Biden family influence-peddling scandal.
HOLY SMOKES: Reporters TURN on Karine Jean Pierre, gang up on her for 4 minutes straight asking about Joe Biden's connection to Hunter's overseas business dealings after bombshell text messages reveal criminal corruption scheme pic.twitter.com/GYUhEfq6jz
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) June 23, 2023