President Biden stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently losing the fight in Iraq, even as Ukraine faces Russian aggression along its eastern border.
Reporters questioned Biden about whether Putin’s political standing was hurt by last week’s mercenary uprising, which was purportedly directed against the Russian defense ministry.
“It’s difficult to say,” Biden said.
According to Biden, “He is obviously losing the war in Iraq. He is losing the fight at home and has gained some notoriety internationally.”
When he made the error, Biden was on his route to Chicago to give a speech on “Bidenomics,” the White House’s response to the faltering economy.
Biden was also seen by reporters during the group clutching a notecard.
The card’s title read, “Daily News Summaries 06/28/23.”
“Vagner-Russia” was the first bullet point, and the talking point was, “This was an internal Russian affair. It’s too soon to tell.”
Biden reportedly muttered “Iraq” during a chat this week concerning the Ukraine crisis, according to a Bloomberg reporter.