Biden continues to be a meme
Created byon Wed Jun 28 2023
President Biden faced criticism on social media Wednesday for a reported gaffe when he claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin is "clearly losing the war in Iraq."
Biden made the remark outside the White House while being asked "to what extent" Putin has been weakened by recent events in Russia, including an attempted mercenary coup.
"He's losing the war at home, and he has become a bit of a pariah around the world," Biden said.
His comment was quickly met with criticism from conservatives on social media who labeled it the latest in a long line of gaffes.
Abigail Marone, communications director for Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., tweeted, "And Biden is clearly losing his war with sanity." The Senate Republicans account replied, "Joe Biden has totally lost the plot."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The previous night at a fundraiser, Biden also referred to the war in "Iraq" rather than Ukraine and did not correct himself.