As Vladimir Putin continues to commit literal genocide in Ukraine, the world is growing ever-more furious with the Russian President.
The forced relocation. The targeting of schools and hospitals. The murder of innocents waiting in bread lines. The hour of it all is early unimaginable, and it has US President Joe Biden using some shockingly bold language.
President Biden on Saturday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” as he declared the Russian invasion of Ukraine a “strategic failure” while pledging continued support for the embattled Ukrainian people.
“For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden said during a speech in front of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland.
It appeared to be the first time Biden has explicitly called for Putin’s removal and would mark a sharp contrast from prior statements from the White House, which have emphasized that regime change in Russia is not the policy of the United States.
The White House was quick to try to clean up the messaging.
“The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,” a White House official told Fox News Digital shortly after the speech concluded.
Putin has consistently found any excuse necessary to attack the west’s rebuttals of his invasion, and there is little doubt that this remark will feature prominently in the Kremlin’s propaganda for the next several days.
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