UPDATED 7:16 AM PT – Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Joe Biden appeared to suggest the U.S. could go to war with Russia just days after he accused the nation of alleged cyber attacks. He told reporters Tuesday that it’s more likely the U.S. will get involved in a major military conflict soon.
“When we end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” stated the Democrat.
Biden went on to insult Russia’s economy while falsely asserting that its economy was the eight smallest in the world.
“When I was with Mr. (Vladimir) Putin, who has a real problem, he’s he sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else,” he stated. “Nothing else. The economy is, what, the eighth smallest in the world?”
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Russian officials have yet to react to Biden’s remarks.