‘He’s clearly suffering from dementia’: Conservatives jeer as Biden mistakes Syria for Libya ahead of talks with Putin | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

‘He’s clearly suffering from dementia’: Conservatives jeer as Biden mistakes Syria for Libya ahead of talks with Putin

Conservatives are pessimistic about Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin, after the US leader stumbled through a speech, mistook Syria for Libya, and falsely claimed Russia is involved in the Libyan conflict.

“We can work together with Russia – for example, in Libya. We should be opening up the passage to be able to go through, provide food assistance, and economic... I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble,” Biden told a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, on Sunday.

The safe passage of refugees and food assistance, as Biden described them, are issues pertaining to the Syrian civil war, not the Libyan conflict. Though the Obama administration intervened in both conflicts, arming rebel militias and waging an air campaign in Syria, and deposing Muammar Gaddafi in Libya as part of a NATO bombing campaign in 2011, Russia took part in only one, supporting the government of Bashar Assad and striking Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) jihadists in Syria.

“By the way, there’s places where…” Biden trailed off, before accusing Russia of biting off some “serious problems they’re going to have trouble chewing on – for example, the rebuilding of Syria, of Libya.” Biden then called on Russia to invest in Libya because “they’re there,” before mistaking the two countries a third time, again claiming Russia was involved in Libya.

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