President Biden revealed his hand Monday with notecards provided by White House staff but still messed it up.
Over the weekend Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”
On Monday, he told reporters he made “no apologies” for saying that.
“It’s more an aspiration than anything. He shouldn’t be in power. There’s no — I mean, people like this shouldn’t be ruling countries, but they do. The fact is they do, but it doesn’t mean I can’t express my outrage about it,” Biden said.
“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,” Jake Schneider of GOP Rapid Response tweeted out.
A portion of Biden’s cheat sheet reads:
- If you weren’t advocating for regime change, what did you mean? Can you clarify?
- I was expressing the moral outrage I felt towards the actions of this man
- I was not articulating a change in policy
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
“I was talking to the Russian people. The last part of the speech was talking to the Russian people, telling them what we thought,” Biden said.