Duh: Biden Says Russia Pulling Out Of ‘Fallujah’ In Latest Gaffe

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on May 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden delivered remarks on economic growth, jobs, and deficit reduction. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • In an ugly Freudian slip Wednesday, President Biden accidentally said Russian troops were pulling out of “Fallujah” while intending to reference the city of Kherson in southeastern Ukraine.
  • Biden’s latest gaffe came after Russian forces leader Sergey Surovikinon announced he’d ordered his troops to retreat from one of the only major cities Russia captured after its Feb. 24 invasion.
  • “I think the context is that whether or not they’re pulling back from Fallujah — from the city of Kherson — and [Russian forces] are coming back across the river to the eastern side of the [Dnieper] river,” Biden said while answering a reporter’s question about whether Ukraine is ready to enter negotiations with Russia.

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