Biden Snaps At Reporter

President Joe Biden

( – During a press briefing, President Joe Biden appeared to lose his cool when a reporter questioned him about the recent controversial remarks he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin while in Poland.

When challenged by a PBS reporter if Putin could use his statements regarding regime change in Russia as propaganda, Biden stressed his comments were nothing more than aspirations.

Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour correspondent, challenged Biden during the briefing, asking for more clarity regarding the statements.

She redirected new questions, saying, “I still want to get back to your original words that he cannot remain in power?”

Desjardins then asked Biden to “help us understand,” given he has “more foreign policy experience than any president who has ever held this office.”

“Whether those are your personal feelings or your feelings as president, do you understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, saying someone cannot remain in power is a statement of U.S. policy?” she continued. “And, also, are you concerned about propaganda use of those remarks by the Russians?”

“No and no,” Biden responded before Desjardins pressed for further clarification.

“Because it’s ridiculous!” Biden exclaimed, losing his temper. “Nobody believes we’re gonna take down [Russia]; I was talking about taking down Putin.”

The President continued in a terse tone, “what have I been talking about since this began? The only war that’s worse than one intended is one that’s unintended,” adding that “The last thing I want to do is engage in a land war or a nuclear war with Russia.”

Biden then emphasized that he was expressing “outrage at the behavior of this man. It’s outrageous, it’s outrageous! And it’s more an aspiration than anything.” Biden then reiterated previous remarks, “he shouldn’t be in power… I mean, people like this shouldn’t be ruling countries, but they do.”