After Thursday’s speech at the United Nations, New York City, President Joe Biden seems to have made a negative impression on some of his allies.
According to reports Yoon Suk Yeol, South Korean president, reacted by a “foul”He didn’t realize his microphone was still on while he was criticizing Biden and Democrats-controlled Congress.
After his speech, Biden pledged $6 billion at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria worldwide, but the funding would have to be approved by Congress, the Daily Caller reported.
“With bipartisan support in our Congress, I have pledged to contribute up to $6 billion to that effort,” Biden said. “So I look forward to welcoming a historic round of pledges at the conference resulting in one of the largest global health fundraisers ever held in all of history.”
“How could Biden not lose damn face if these f—ers do not pass it in Congress?”Fox News reports that Yoon asked his assistants to use a hot microphone Wednesday.
“It would be so humiliating for Biden if these idiots don’t pass it in Congress,”The Washington Post reports that he added the following statement as he left.
Hot mic captures @President_KRInsulting members of the US Congress ‘idiots.’ https://t.co/UDRkPB0eGB
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) September 22, 2022
A criticism used on US lawmakers by the President of South Korea has gone viral on social media — after a hot mic picked him up using an expletive https://t.co/NbbLYLJfcx
— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2022
— peood1 (@peood11) September 23, 2022
The remark sent shockwaves through the South Korean diplomatic community, as the country’s national security as well as security in the region hinges on a good relationship with the United States, which has around 28,000 troops stationed there.
“He wasn’t speaking publicly on the stage but in passing, and although I don’t know who recorded it and how, I actually think it should be verified,” a South Korean official told reporters afterward, according to Yonhap.
“I think it’s highly inappropriate to draw a link between private remarks and diplomatic accomplishments,”In response to the criticisms of the South Korean leader causing a diplomatic crises, the official said that he had added. “It’s quite regrettable that a diplomatic disaster is being talked about over something like that when he is doing everything to complete a demanding schedule in the national interest of the Republic of Korea.”
Yoon has been at the helm since May.
Biden was critical of Russia’s invasion invading Ukraine during much of his speech.
“The U.N. Charter’s very basis of a stable and just rule-based order is under attack,” Biden warned.
He also added:
Let’s be clear. An unarmed permanent member to the United Nations Security Council attempted to erase one sovereign state from the globe by invading another.
Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter — no more important than the clear prohibition against countries taking the territory of their neighbor by force.
President Putin, again, has just made explicit nuclear threats against Europe, and recklessly ignored the nonproliferation obligations.
Now Russia is calling — calling up more soldiers to join the fight. A sham Referenda is being organized by the Kremlin to attempt to annexe Ukraine’s parts, a grave violation of U.N. Charter.
These outrageous acts should be seen for the absurdity they are. Putin says he acted because Russia threatened him. Russia was not threatened by anyone, nor did any other country seek conflict.
We had warned of it. We worked together with you to prevent it.
Putin’s own words make his true purpose unmistakable. Just before he invaded, Putin asserted — and I quote — Ukraine was “created by Russia”Never had the opportunity to quote “real statehood.”
And now we see attacks on schools, railway stations, hospitals, wa- — on centers of Ukrainian history and culture.
In the past, even more horrifying evidence of Russia’s atrocity and war crimes: mass graves uncovered in Izyum; bodies, according to those that excavated those bodies, showing signs of torture.
This war is about extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state, plain and simple, and Ukraine’s right to exist as a people. Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believe, that should not — that should make your blood run cold.
That’s why 141 nations in the General Assembly came together to unequivocally condemn Russia’s war against Ukraine. The United States has marshaled massive levels of security assistance and humanitarian aid and direct economic support for Ukraine — more than $25 billion to date.
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