Following shocking comments made by the American leader over the weekend, said American leader has since kinda walked back his own comments but not entirely. According to President Joe Biden, Biden in fact meant what he said but reaffirmed on Monday that the United States had no plans or intentions of stoking a regime change.
“But it doesn’t mean we have a fundamental policy to do anything to take Putin down in any way,” the president told reporters on Monday.
“I was expressing my outrage. He shouldn’t remain in power, just like bad people shouldn’t continue to do bad things. But it doesn’t mean we have a fundamental policy to do anything to take Putin down in any way,” Biden told reporters following a White House event on the federal budget.
“I’m not walking anything back,” Biden said. “The fact of the matter is, I was expressing the moral outrage I felt toward the way Putin is dealing and the actions of this man, which is just brutality.”
The comments have largely been condemned worldwide as a likely risky move towards Putin who will eventually respond in some way to the comments made. There are no known credible reports to suggest that the Americans are attempting to overthrow Putin despite public sentiment suggesting otherwise.