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White House Walks Back Biden’s Stunning Taiwan Comments on ’60 Minutes’

White House Walks Back Biden’s Stunning Taiwan Comments on ’60 Minutes’

I sincerely hope young voters are paying close attention to Biden’s Taiwan comments.

During an interview on ’60 Minutes’ this week, Biden said that American soldiers would defend Taiwan from an invasion by China. It was shocking that Biden said this out loud, and the White House quickly walked back his comments.

Once again, we must ask. Who is in charge here?

CBS News reports:

Biden tells 60 Minutes U.S. troops would defend Taiwan, but White House says this is not official U.S. policy

Last Thursday, the same day 60 Minutes spoke to President Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin met with China’s leader, Xi Jinping. There’s concern that Russia’s war in Ukraine could inspire China to attack the island of Taiwan. U.S. policy since 1979 has been to recognize Taiwan as part of China, but remain silent on whether the U.S. military would defend the democratic government there. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley asked Mr. Biden about that.

“What should Chinese President Xi know about your commitment to Taiwan?” Pelley asked the president.

“We agree with what we signed onto a long time ago,” the president said. “And that there’s one China policy, and Taiwan makes their own judgments about their independence. We are not moving– we’re not encouraging their being independent. We’re not– that– that’s their decision.”

“But would U.S. forces defend the island?” Pelley asked.

“Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” Mr. Biden said.

“So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir,” Pelley said, “U.S. forces, U.S. men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?”

“Yes,” the president said.

Here’s the video:

This is not the first time Biden has contradicted his administration on Taiwan.

The New York Post reported in May:

White House walks back Biden Taiwan defense claim for third time in 9 months

Who’s in charge here anyway?

For the third time since August of last year, the White House walked back comments by President Biden on Monday implying the US would aid Taiwan if the island nation came under attack from China.

During a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden was asked if the US would be prepared to defend Taiwan if such an attack took place.

“Yes,” the president answered.

“That’s the commitment we made. We agree with the ‘one China’ policy. We signed on to it,” Biden added. “All the attendant agreements [were] made from there. But the idea that that can be taken by force, just taken by force. It’s just not — it’s just not appropriate.”

It’s not just Taiwan. Who is running this show?

I sincerely hope young voters pay close attention to Biden’s Taiwan comments. Trump is a diplomatic dove compared to Democrat leaders, but Dems and the media have convinced them that Trump threatens their safety.

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It is not new news that Biden is not in charge but his video comments can be put to good use by the opposition should they decide to do so.

What this likely tells us is that Brandon’s handlers would not approve were he to order US military to act in defense of Taiwan. Brandon is the one who signs the orders, not Susan Rice. So how does China interpret this? Depends on what Gen Milli Vanilli illegally tells them. It’s the new multi-channel protocols that nuclear powers use to communicate with each other during potential WWIII situations.

Don’t worry folks, it’s like Kamala says: we have been clear, are being clear and will continue to be clear… Everything is under control.

    MattMusson in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 20, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Joe cannot even get to the Queen’s Funeral on time. So, he has to sit at the back. That is Biden in a nutshell. As the Oscar Winning Rabbit says, “What a maroon.”

Every time Biden talks to the media the WH walks it back within 24 hours.

Suburban Farm Guy | September 20, 2022 at 7:31 am

Who is this ‘White House’ guy who repeatedly overrules our CEO, our Commander in Chief, the figure to whom our vast military answers…. who is this person ‘White House?’ Don’t remember his or her name being on the ballot. Where does he or she get the right to say that The President is wrong? Why, it’s almost like Biden is just a marionette whose strings are being pulled by some unseen manipulator behind the scenes…. Say it ain’t so, Joe

“Joe Biden is stupid. He has been making “gaffes” for over 45 years. The dinosaur media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, have been covering up for him for decades. Now he has demintia. His family and party are commiting elder abuse.”

    taurus the judge in reply to Romey. | September 20, 2022 at 8:12 am

    All true but remember Biden was “chosen” BECAUSE of all that.

    He is no functionally different than a hologram and that’s exactly what the puppet masters wanted.

    When he appears he repeats: “Please state the nature of the situation and the propaganda you would like me to spread”

    Like every other program, every once in a while he glitches and says something he thinks then they have to walk him back.

The federal agencies are in charge, each one with a Democrat at the helm. On the world stage, the CIA, DIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff are in charge. The world knows that our Vegetable in Chief runs nothing but his mouth.

He will defend Taiwan’s border, but not ours. Got it.

Clean up in Aisle 4…

This analysis is silly. Of COURSE Biden is in charge. He is completely, absolutely and thoroughly in charge. His in-chargeness is as strong as his historic election win was legitimate.

    henrybowman in reply to irv. | September 20, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    LI needs a “sarc thumb” vote.
    Like Yelp’s “Funny,” which has been repurposed by users to indicate the much-needed, “You’re full of it.”

Maybe the recipients of Biden’s student loan forgiveness should be first to be drafted to defend Taiwan. Give them a chance to show their gratitude to the U.S. taxpayers.

“I sincerely hope young voters pay close attention to Biden’s Taiwan comments. …”

Most young voters wouldn’t know the difference between China the country and china the dinner plate.

I see nothing wrong with defending Taiwan. What’s stupid is to say the quiet part out loud, but that’s Biden’s most dependable feature….that and speaking nonsense.

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    By the by, when Trump said anything about other countries, far more benign than this, wasn’t he often accused of giving away national secrets?

Feckless Biden and his administration are going to cause wars and, yet, Americans don’t see it coming. It could easily happen with Russia/Ukraine, as the US continues to ratchet up support for Ukraine and Putin becomes more desperate. It can easily happen with Taiwain/China, either through intent or mistake. It certainly will happen with Iran/Israel/Middle East/Europe, etc., etc., when Biden returns untold billions of dollars to Iran. Biden is a catastrophe. A lot of people are going to die because of this man. And given that Republicans seemingly cannot run decent candidates, it may go on for quite a long time.

The Gentle Grizzly | September 20, 2022 at 10:15 am

That blithering idiot will natter us into a war.

    Don’t be a nattering nabob of negativity, Griz.

      Ironclaw in reply to alien. | September 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm

      That’s not negativity, that’s reality. Someone eventually is going to decide it’s worthwhile to test the dementia-riddled, retarded pedophile and then we’ll have the war the establishment has been looking for.

    Not for nothing but have you heard about Ukraine and the US sending them billions in weapons, military advisors, providing Intel and imagery assistance, imposing economic sanctions, applying to enough pressure to kick the Russians out of the normal international financial settlement systems, pledging to continue all this support until there is a regime change in Russia as well as SR members of the Admin, members of Congress and Biden himself stating that the US is ‘at war’?

I say we just walk back the Biden presidency. They will thank us.

Actually, if you think about it, this is all good.
For the last 50 years the point of US policy on Taiwan has been ambiguity. We don’t want to say either that we will defend them or that we won’t; we want to keep the mainland Chinese guessing. Well, what better way to do that than for the president to keep saying one thing and his staff to keep walking it back? Now nobody knows what we would actually do, so the PRC certainly can’t know.

    In a way, yes. In a way, no. I believe I’ve seen it described as ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ before. In short, we SHUT UP about it. China maintains its fiction of One China, Taiwan remains a free and democratic trading partner, Communist China remains a trading partner, and nobody gets nuked.

    diver64 in reply to Milhouse. | September 20, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Bro…that’s fine for grade school but not for Nations or are you being sarcastic?

    healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | September 22, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Speak softly and carry a big stick works much better than speak loud gibberish and carry a water balloon.

doubt the chinese give much weight to anything biden says–they know he’s an imbecile

the facts are that we do not possess the assets to prevent an all-out invasion of taiwan without resorting to nukes and the chinese are well aware of this

considering only the lines of supply, chinese forces are what 90 miles from their mainland stocks/personnel? come on

would be about the equivalent of the chinese trying to prevent a american invasion of cuba

regardless, what must the free world think of a moron that is liable to say anything only to be corrected/have it walked back by his nanny/staff?

    I think you are correct. Much like the Dems in the House and Senate went around Trump I believe that is happening now with Biden fir different reasons

The White House rushed to clarify that the President doesn’t speak for either the White House or the US Government.

Can someone stop Silver Alert Joe before we enter WW3?

They’ve really got to be getting tired of the “cleanup on aisle Pedophile.”

The Puppeteers shouldn’t let Sundowner out even on a leash to talk to Democrat Propagandists