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White House Has To Issue Statement Cleaning Up Biden’s Disastrous Remarks On Russia, Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. With his approval rating hovering around 42-percent, Biden is approaching the end of his first year in the Oval Office with inflation rising, COVID-19 surging and his legislative agenda stalled on Capitol Hill.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to issue a statement cleaning up Democrat President Joe Biden’s disastrous remarks about a potential Russian invasion into Ukraine.

“It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do,” Biden told reporters regarding what Russia might do. “But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing with the forces amassed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine.”

When asked later to clarify what he meant by “minor incursion,” Biden said he drew the line at “Russian forces crossing the border, killing Ukrainian fighters,” CNN reported.

Biden’s comments were widely interpreted as giving a green light to Putin.

Psaki released the following statement after Biden’s remarks:

President Biden has been clear with the Russian President: If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that’s a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our Allies. President Biden also knows from long experience that the Russians have an extensive playbook of aggression short of military action, including cyberattacks and paramilitary tactics. And he affirmed today that those acts of Russian aggression will be met with a decisive, reciprocal, and united response.