The White House has once again walked back Biden's promise to defend Taiwan. Biden can't get anyone to stand behind him, not even his own house. Maybe that's because he keeps making statements that aren't accurate.
"National security adviser Jake Sullivan walked back President Biden's statement that the U.S. would deploy troops to defend Taiwan from China on Tuesday, saying Biden was answering a hypothetical and that there was no change in policy," reported Fox News.
Sullivan was pushed by a reporter to explain Biden's recent comments.
Biden was adamant in his recent interview on 60 Minutes that the United States plans to defend Taiwan from China in the event of an "unprecedented attack."
"The U.S. has not previously made such promises regarding Taiwan, and Sullivan stated that Biden's statement was not to be taken as a policy change," reported Fox.
"As the president said in his interview on '60 Minutes,' we continue to stand behind the 'One China' policy," Sullivan said.
"When the president of the United States wants to announce a policy change, he will do so. He has not done so," Sullivan added.
Sullivan continued, trying to pick up the pieces of Biden's poor choice of words.
"Biden stands behind the historic U.S. policy toward Taiwan that has existed through Democrat and Republican administrations and has helped keep peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait for decades," Sullivan said.
Multiple times, President Biden has said the U.S. has made a "commitment" to protect Taiwan, and every time, the White House makes efforts to correct Biden's carelessness with words.
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Source: Fox News