(TheConservativeTimes.org) – President Joe Biden, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he “sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things that we shared,” garnering lots of attention and outrage from conservatives on social media.
The right-wing news organization, The Gateway Pundit, reported on what may have been a Freudian slip by the president, saying that “It’s not every day you hear a crooked politician fess up to their crimes!”
The RNC Research Twitter account, owned and operated by the Republican National Committee, also posted a video of the president’s gaffe. However, the Tweet was modified by Twitter’s Community Notes feature, which allows users to add more context to an isolated quote.
The note disclosed that Biden said, “Now, all kidding aside.” Whether Biden was merely making a joke or had unintentionally rambled on about something he had actually done remains unconfirmed.
The president’s remarks are also documented in the White House’s speech transcript of the event, which reports the president’s important speeches.
The news comes in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice, which has charged him with 37 felony counts related to mishandling classified documents.
Such a move has prompted many conservatives to criticize the Biden administration for hypocrisy, pointing to other politicians, both Republican and Democrat, who have been found with classified documents in their private residences after leaving office.
The news also comes as an FBI document may have uncovered a bribery scheme in which then-Vice President Biden was allegedly paid $5 million by a Ukrainian natural gas company executive. The president’s son, Hunter Biden, was also on the executive board of that company.
Republicans have since condemned the federal indictment as an abuse of the law and as a way of preventing the former president from mounting a challenge against Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
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