President Biden said Monday he was expressing his moral outrage — and not official U.S. policy — when he suggested last weekend that Vladimir Putin should be removed as president of Russia. Biden’s off-the-cuff remark during a visit to Poland on Saturday threatened a rupture in diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia.
President Joe Biden: “I want to make it clear: I wasn’t then, nor am I now, articulating a policy change. I was expressing the moral outrage that I feel, and I make no apologies for it.”
Kelly O’Donnell: “Personal feelings, sir? Your personal feelings?”
President Joe Biden: “Personal. My personal feelings.”
On Monday, the Pentagon said it was sending six Navy attack planes and 240 more troops to Germany to bolster NATO’s military buildup during the war in Ukraine.