President Joe Biden refused to clarify recent remarks that some feel could hurt the U.S. response to the Ukraine invasion or signal a departure from previous policies.
During a speech in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, Biden seemed to call for the removal of Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggested that the U.S. would respond in kind to a chemical attack, and seemed to indicate that U.S. soldiers would at some point be in Ukraine.
The White House Press Office attempted to walk back the statements.
When asked about them, Biden was cagey, and refused to say what he meant or give further information.
“I’m not gonna tell you. Why would I tell you?” he replied when asked about a U.S. response to chemical weapons by Russia. “You gotta be silly.”
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