Joe Biden promised a lot of things during the presidential election that he never followed through with. One of them was a promise to stand up to Putin, the communist leader who was said to be a “bully” to Americans.
We checked and didn’t find much that Joe Biden has done so far when it comes to standing up to Putin, not to mention standing up to many others.
Given the current state of affairs and how Biden is handling the Russian Ukraine invasion, his 2019 campaign video promising to stand up to Putin hasn’t aged very well. Check out this Tweet from Biden’s campaign in 2019.
“Folks, you hear the news?
Once again, Putin and the Russians are trying to engage in our elections and decide who the president’s going to be. This time I’m the object of their attention.
Because Putin knows if I am President of the United States his days of tyranny and trying to intimidate the United States and those in Eastern Europe are over.
I’m going to stand up to him.
He’s a bully, just like President.
And I know he doesn’t want me to be President, but to tell you what, when I’m president things are going to change.
Mr. Putin, the American people decide their elections, not you.
Chip in a dollar, five dollars, ten dollars.”
You can watch the Twitter video here.
President Biden recently issued sanctions against Russia, and earlier this week deployed troops into eastern Ukraine territories to carry out “peacekeeping functions.”
Trump, who’s been known to say friendly things about Putin during his presidency, remarked today that Putin wouldn’t have made those moves if he was still president. He went on to say the US should take the stance of mobilizing US forces to the wide-open Mexican border, instead of into Ukraine.