In a speech made in Warsaw, Poland, Biden criticized President Vladimir Putin and closed his speech by saying: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
Biden then attempted to discusses his comments with reporters at a news conference and it was later revealed that he was reading from notecards entitled “Tough Putin Q&A Talking Points” prepared with the exact answers for him to read. A reporter was able to get a photograph of the the notecards and the photo was posted on Twitter:
Biden had to have “I was not articulating a change in policy” written verbatim on a notecard so he wouldn’t screw it up… and he still screwed it up pic.twitter.com/OvEwlHQVry— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) March 28, 2022
Biden’s notecard was an attempt to walk back at least one of the many gaffs he made during his NATO trip last week. The notecard says in part:
- If you weren’t advocating for a regime change, what did you mean? Can you clarify?
• I was expressing the moral outrage I felt toward the actions of this man
• I was not articulating a change in policy.