Joe Biden makes flippant joke about World War III

President Biden has made a number of careless, provocative remarks about the war in Ukraine that have many questioning his fitness for office.

In the latest example, Biden made a flippant joke about World War III while speaking to union workers on Wednesday, Fox News reported.

“And by the way, if I gotta go to war I’m going with you guys. I mean it,” Biden said.

Biden jokes about World War III

The remark drew cheers from the crowd at the North American Building Trades Unions conference, where Biden warned that the war in Ukraine, which began on February 24, “is far from over.”

“Here’s the point: This war could continue for a long time, but the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom,” he said.

Biden has vowed to keep supporting Ukraine with weapons and sanctions targeting Russia’s economy, but he has resisted calls to get the U.S. military directly involved, which he has acknowledged would trigger World War III. Biden has said that the U.S. will defend “every inch of NATO territory.”

“A direct confrontation between NATO and Russia is World War III. And something we must strive to prevent,” he tweeted in March.

While Biden appears to be aware of the dangers of direct military involvement, that hasn’t stopped him from ramping up tensions with imprecise and reckless comments.

Biden leaves world on edge

The president caused an international firestorm when he ended a recent speech in Poland by calling for Vladimir Putin to be overthrown. Biden’s comment was immediately walked back by his handlers at the White House, who said the U.S. is not seeking regime change in Russia.

Contradicting his handlers, Biden later said he wasn’t walking anything back and that he was expressing “moral outrage.”

The episode came after Biden told U.S. troops in Poland that he was sending them to Ukraine and suggested the U.S. would use chemical weapons against Russia.

Biden sowed further confusion Monday when he called for Putin to be prosecuted for alleged war crimes in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. It’s not clear how Biden thinks that is possible without regime change in Russia — which according to Biden’s handlers, is not America’s policy.

In his speech Wednesday, Biden vowed to “ratchet up the pain” on Putin with more sanctions, but the ruble has recovered to its pre-war value and Putin’s approval rating has surged. Meanwhile, existing sanctions have driven up the price of gasoline for Americans to all-time highs.

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