US President Joe Biden has confused Iraq and Ukraine in a statement about Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. Asked by a reporter on how recent events have weakened the Russian president, Biden replied on Wednesday: “It’s hard to say, but he’s clearly losing the war in Iraq. He’s losing the war at home.”
Biden’s latest slip on Putin: ‘He’s clearly losing the war in Iraq’
Before leaving for Chicago, Biden spoke to the journalists in the garden of the White House, whose questions may have been aimed at the rebellion of the Wagner mercenary group against the Russian army leadership. When asked by a reporter if Putin is weaker today than he was before all these events, Biden said, “I know he is.”
The US President also made it clear that he believes Putin is increasingly isolated globally. “He’s become a bit of a pariah around the world.” This does not only apply to the NATO and EU countries.
Biden is the oldest US president of all time and is seeking a second term. Again and again, the 80-year-old made slips of the tongue or other blunders – which the Republicans exploited as confirmation of their representation that he is not suitable for the office.