Oh man, it would have been better if they just let their talking point deflate and moved on.
The deep states’ attempt to gaslight in order to aid Biden has turned into a hilarious mess.
So after the entire Biden administration looked like complete fools an “unnamed military official” gave an over-the-phone press conference after the balloon was shot down.
In the official transcript, the official was to be attributed as, “a ‘senior defense official,’ and (inaudible) whose comments you may attribute to a ‘senior military official.'”
During the phone in only press conference, the unnamed official said, “PRC government surveillance balloons transited the continental United States briefly at least three times during the prior administration and once that we know of at the beginning of this administration, but never for this duration of time.”
Immediately, former Trump officials said it never happened and demanded proof of the incidents.
And shame on the DC media activists who continue to allow the Biden team to be so weak by giving them aid & comfort in their lies and weakness.@jonkarl @maggieNYT @JuliePace lead the coverup.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) February 5, 2023
Former President Trump even rebutted, saying that it “never happened.”
In response, defense officials have said that…well…it’s a doozy.
From Fox News:
Information suggesting that Chinese spy balloons traveled over the continental United States during the Trump administration was “discovered after” former President Donald Trump left office, a senior administration official told Fox News.
But on Sunday, a senior administration official told Fox News Digital that “U.S. intelligence, not the Biden administration” assesses that “PRC (People’s Republic of China) government surveillance balloons transited the continental U.S. briefly at least three times during the prior administration and once that we know of at the beginning of this administration, but never for this duration of time.”
The official told Fox News that “this information was discovered after the [Trump] administration left.”
“They went undetected,” the official told Fox News Digital.
The official explained that Chinese surveillance balloons are “part of a larger pattern.”
So the Chinese floated balloons over the USA, and they never told Trump?
Did Chinese spy balloons fly near the US during the Trump administration and Milley deliberately withheld the intel from the White House?
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) February 6, 2023
The Biden administration has been humiliated, and there is a lot of gaslighting going on.