Either Biden was off his meds or had too much of the punch and went on an “unplanned riff” during a fundraiser event.
It’s not like Biden hasn’t done this before.
Part of the “unplanned riff” appeared to be Biden trying to compensate for the fact that the Chinese Spy Balloon embarrassed him.
According to a report from the New York Times Biden “set off into what appeared to be an unplanned riff” about the spy balloon incident, “revealing what United States intelligence agencies had learned about the internal confusion in Beijing during the incident.”
Biden claimed to donors that the “reason why Xi Jinping got very upset in terms of when I shot that balloon down with two boxcars full of spy equipment in it is he didn’t know it was there.”
“No, I’m serious. That’s what’s a great embarrassment for dictators, when they didn’t know what happened,” Biden said.
From the New York Times:
U.S. officials have previously said they suspected the craft was supposed to conduct surveillance over U.S. military bases in Guam and Hawaii but got blown off course to Alaska and eventually the continental United States, but they had not publicly disclosed Mr. Xi’s apparent ignorance.
Much to the horror of officials present the president apparently spilled the beans on other stuff as well.
Joe said that Xi is not happy with what is known as the “Quad” alliance which includes the US, Japan, Australia, and India.
What he was really upset about was that I insisted that we reunite the so-called Quad. He called me and told me not to do that because it was putting him in a bind. I said, “All we’re doing — we’re not trying to surround you, we’re just trying to make sure the international rules with air and sea lanes remain open.” And we’re not going to yield to that — on that.
The President also tried to console donors telling them not to worry about the CCP.
“Don’t worry about China…I mean, worry about China, but don’t worry about China. … No, but I really mean it. China is real — has real economic difficulties,” the Times reported the President saying.