Last Updated on March 25, 2021
President Joe Biden made a strange boast during Thursday’s poorly received presidential press conference, claiming that “Allegedly, by the time I left office as Vice President I had spent more time with Xi Jinping than any other world leader had.”
In response to a question about China, Biden said, “I have known Xi Jinping a long time. Allegedly, by the time I left office as Vice President I had spent more time with Xi Jinping than any other world leader had.”
The President continued, “Because President Obama and the Chinese President Hu decided we should get to know one another, since it was inappropriate for the President of the United States to spend time with the Vice President of another country, but it was obvious that he was gonna become the new leader of China.”
BIDEN: “I have known Xi Jinping a long time. Allegedly, by the time I left office as Vice President I had spent more time with Xi Jinping than any other world leader…he is a smart, smart guy.” pic.twitter.com/f4bun3MDXQ
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“So I spent hours upon hours with him, alone, with an interpreter, my interpreter and his, going into great detail, very very straightforward, doesn’t have a democratic bone with a small D in his body, but he’s a smart, smart guy,” Biden stated.
“He’s on of the guys like Putin who thinks that autocracy is the way of the future, democracy can’t function in an ever c-c-c, a-a-a-n ever complex world,” the President of the United States stuttered in conclusion.
Biden went on to read prepared answers to a question about North Korea from a notecard:
Biden was asked about the recent report from South Korea that North Korea recently tested two ballistic missiles. “What if any actions will you take and what is your red line on North Korea?”
With his eyes immediately going downward to his note card, Biden replied, “Let me say that, number one, uh, UN Resolution 1718 was violated by those particular missiles that were tested, number one.”
Biden then began stammering as he delivered his response. “We’re consulting with our allies and partners and, uh, there will be, uh, responses if they choose to escalate. We will respond accordingly.” Biden continued, “But I’m also prepared, uh, um, for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization [sic]. So, uh, um, that’s what we’re doing right now. Consulting with our allies.”