White House walks back President Biden’s comment about Putin


Let me get this straight, the President of the United States flies halfway around the world to give a speech, then the White House claims his comments were not the official position of the United States.

Joe Biden called for Vladimir Putin’s removal during a speech in Poland, suggesting he “cannot remain in power”.

The US president made his address on Saturday (26 March), urging Ukraine to “never, ever give up hope” and calling the Russian leader a “dictator”.

“A dictator bent on rebuilding an empire will never erase the people’s love for liberty. Brutality will never grind down their will to be free,” Mr Biden said.

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