As Twitchy reported, President Joe Biden was speaking in Poland Saturday when he closed his speech by saying of Vladimir Putin, “For God’s sake this man cannot remain in power!” The White House immediately sprung into cleanup mode and clarified that Biden wasn’t talking about regime change in Russia. “He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,” said a White House official. This statement, of course, came after Biden told the 82nd Airborne what “you’re going to see when you’re there” in Ukraine.
We hate to say it because former CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller is one of the few true old-school journalists we count on to bring us the news unfiltered. But for some reason, Knoller said that Biden’s line about Putin not being allowed to remain in power topped President Ronald Reagan’s call to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” That was 1987 and we remember it like it was yesterday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Biden ends speech in Poland by calling for Putin's removal, saying, 'For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power.'
— darlene superville (@dsupervilleap) March 26, 2022
Tops Reagan’s 1987 “tear down this wall” speech. https://t.co/OEyfIKrGH1
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 26, 2022
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) March 26, 2022
Wow. That's the most ridiculous lack of perspective I've seen today.
— Ibuprofen Hippo 🪓🌲🔪🐋 (@JimJamitis) March 26, 2022
The WH didn’t immediately have to walk back “Tear down this wall”. So no.
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) March 26, 2022
— WheelmanForHire (@WheelmanForHire) March 26, 2022
This is sarcasm, right?
— Atlanta Braves 2021 (@LastWordWilliam) March 26, 2022
I am hoping this is sarcasm
— MambaKobe (@MambaKobe9) March 26, 2022
— Ben Rajadurai (@brajadurai) March 26, 2022
This dude really wrote this and thought “yeah this one’s a banger send it”
— HouseSigma (@Based_onWhat_) March 26, 2022
— Robert Gonzo (@RobertGonzo71) March 26, 2022
— grumblepantsmcgee (@awkwardwhitee) March 26, 2022
Mr Knoller, you are a much more serious person than this.
— Luis Segarra (@LuisSeg7) March 26, 2022
Seriously, don’t let us down.
— VIRTUAL SATYR❌ (@VirtualSatyr) March 26, 2022
What happened to you? Who is the audience for this tweet?
— Scott Gaspari (@sgaspari) March 26, 2022
— Vax Merstappen (@JC_in_Calgary) March 26, 2022
Come on, man. Don’t be this insane.
— Patrick (@PMC713) March 26, 2022
Then why walk it back? Immediately. So he didn't really mean it? How does that top anything other than more evidence of cognitive decline?
— Sari Not Sari GigaCharlatan Dr. Musk for Prison (@xenomorpher1) March 26, 2022
I think Mark is being sarcastic here folks.
— Slim Tidings (@drfeedbacker) March 26, 2022
I hope so
— Javi (@fromlos) March 26, 2022
Knoller’s one of the few unbiased reporters left; please let this be sarcasm.
‘Unbelievable’! WH flacks grab mops for more clean-up duty after Biden’s comment about Putin https://t.co/UhFf5Aj4Sa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 26, 2022