Ahem, ahem. President Joe Biden would like your attention, please, so that he can scream “fire” in a figurative crowded theater.
With the 2022 midterms now just days away, Joe Biden is attempting to push the Democrats over the top. So far, he’s unleashed the “Pot-tober Surprise”, issuing pardons for felony marijuana possession, and instructing the government to reschedule or deschedule cannabis within the legal code.
And now that he’s got your attention, he’d like to keep it, and he plans on doing so through abject fear.
President Joe Biden’s warning that the world is at risk of a nuclear “Armageddon” was designed to send an unvarnished message that no one should underestimate the extraordinary danger if Russia deploys tactical nuclear weapons in its war against Ukraine, administration officials said Friday.
The president’s grim assessment, delivered during a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday night, rippled around the globe and appeared to edge beyond the boundaries of current U.S. intelligence assessments. U.S. security officials continue to say they have no evidence that Vladimir Putin has imminent plans for a nuclear strike.Trending:
Biden veered into talk about Ukraine at the end of his standard fundraising remarks, saying that Putin was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
He not-so-cheerily continued:
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” he added. He suggested the threat from Putin is real “because his military is — you might say — significantly underperforming.”
The White House didn’t exactly want to address the comments either.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday did not directly respond to a question about whether Biden had gone into the event intending to invoke Armageddon, as the White House sought to clarify the president’s off-the-cuff comments.
She told reporters: “Russia’s talk of using nuclear weapons is irresponsible and there’s no way to use them without unintended consequences. It cannot happen.” She added that “if the Cuban missile crisis has taught us anything, it is the value of reducing nuclear risk and not brandishing it.”
Vladimir Putin appears to have mobilized a number of pieces of his nuclear arsenal in recent days, leading to renewed concerns that he may be desperate enough to actually use one.