Next up was Biden trying to draw the United States into World War III.
“What should Chinese President Xi know about your commitment to Taiwan?” Scott Pelley asked the president.
“We agree with what we signed onto a long time ago,” the president said. “And that there’s one China policy, and Taiwan makes their own judgments about their independence. We are not moving– we’re not encouraging their being independent. We’re not– that– that’s their decision.”
“But would U.S. forces defend the island?” Pelley asked.
“Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” Mr. Biden said.
“So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir,” Pelley said, “U.S. forces, U.S. men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?”
“Yes,” the president said.
Immediately after the interview, the White House immediately walked back what the President said. An unnamed official told CBS News about the US policy in Taiwan has not changed.
After the interview, a White House official said U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed. Officially, the U.S. maintains “strategic ambiguity” on whether American forces would defend Taiwan, but the Taiwan Relations Act obligates the U.S. to help equip Taiwan to defend itself.
Perhaps the most pathetic moment was when the President tried to explain his mental health.
Pelly asked Joe, “How is your mental focus?”
*nervous wheeze* “Oh focused. Ha ha ha I’d say it’s, it is I haven’t … here, look. I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, in my head, the number of years. I no more think of myself being old as I am than fly,” Biden answered.
REPORTER: How is your mental focus?
JOE BIDEN: *nervous wheeze* “Oh focused. Ha ha ha I’d say it’s, it is I haven’t … here, look. I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, in my head, the number of years. I no more think of myself being old as I am than fly.”
Joe Biden has been accused of falling asleep during opening speeches of the UN’s climate conference in Glasgow on Nov. 1. Shortly after the president addressed world leaders and said the U.S. is set to take historic action on climate change.