Biden also walked himself right into hypocrisy. The President tried to claim that no one ever said the actions were a deterrent but the facts disagree.
.@MajorCBS Garrett with an immediate fact-check of Biden claiming no one ever said sanctions were a deterrent: “History will record…several administration officials representing the President of the United States, Joseph Biden, said, in fact, sanctions might deter…invasion.” pic.twitter.com/FDx1VNx6Qe
What was concerning is that Biden drew a red line claiming that if Russia uses chemical weapons inside Ukraine NATO would respond.
“We would respond. We would respond if he uses it. The nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use,” Biden says when asked whether the US or NATO would respond with military action if Russia uses chemical weapons.