White House edits transcript to nix support for Ukraine joining NATO | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

White House edits transcript to nix support for Ukraine joining NATO

The White House on Thursday made a rare foreign policy pivot by simply crossing out the words in a transcript that had expressed support for Ukraine joining NATO.

The revision is likely to avoid upsetting Russian President Vladimir Putin, but it could fuel a perception of the Biden administration as fickle on Russia policy ahead of a summit next month between President Biden and Putin.

The White House published the unusual transcript edit about four hours after a gaggle on Air Force One between reporters and White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

“The Biden administration is committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains open to aspirants when they are ready and able to meet the commitments and obligations of membership and contribute to security in the Euro-Atlantic area,” Jean-Pierre said.

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