At Wednesday’s press briefing, a reporter asked press secretary Jen Psaki if we should take everything that President Joe Biden says about the war in Ukraine with an asterisk next to it, seeing as the White House has to keep “clarifying” Biden’s statements about Vladimir Putin. As Townhall’s Katie Pavlich noted, March was a busy time for the White House in walking back statements about Ukraine.

He also suggested that the U.S. had troops on the ground in Ukraine training their troops. And this is all before the president’s speech in Poland, which journalists compared to Ronald Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech, or John F. Kennedy’s speech in Berlin. After Biden wrapped up by saying Putin could not remain in power, the White House rushed out a statement saying the president was not calling for regime change in Russia.

Now Biden has called what’s happening in Ukraine “genocide,” but you know Biden … he likes to “shoot from the shoulder.”

Pretty much.

Whoops … it looks like the State Department is walking back the genocide comment too:

Biden’s just calling it as he sees it … but wait for the official White House press release before quoting him.


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