President Joe Biden talks on the phone with U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, during congressional call time on Friday, July 16, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Via AAN:

Joe Biden vowed that America was willing to go to war in order to defend Taiwan on Thursday night during a CNN Townhall event.

As Fox News reports:

President Joe Biden vowed to protect Taiwan from any Chinese incursion during a CNN town hall on Thursday night.

“Are you saying the US would come to Taiwan’s defense if China were to attack?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Biden to which the president responded, “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”

In spite of Biden’s rather blunt statement, the US is in fact not under treaty obligation to defend Taiwan:

The Taiwan Relations Act to which the United States is currently party does not guarantee the U.S. will engage militarily if China attacks Taiwan, which it has claimed for decades is sovereign Chinese territory, but states that the United States “will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain self-sufficient defense capabilities.”

U.S. presidents have pursued a policy of “strategic ambiguity” so that China would not know exactly what the U.S. response would be to an attack.

A Representative for the White House was later forced to walk back Biden’s statements:

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Sammy
Sammy
1 month ago

Good…. then send all of those young woke snowflakes who voted for him over to fight it!!!
It will be good for them!!!!

James Edward Bradford
1 month ago

Could be that Brandon has been wrong about every foreign policy issue he’s ever been associated with. I heard that somewhere.

Barb
1 month ago

Yes he has but this is crossing g the line into insanity!!

Mari Jo Oneill
Mari Jo Oneill
1 month ago

We knew that already he is a disgrace to this Country with his stupid statements and his incompetence. The Republicans need to do something to stop this madness.

Lee
Lee
1 month ago

Seems I remember Obama saying something like that!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

Let’s Go Brandon .

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

LGB

mellie
mellie
1 month ago

The creep has already gone to war – with the American people and our Constitution. He’s a disgusting fraud and shouldn’t be in our White House. He should be dragged out in chains and our REAL President inaugurated.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Deflect. Deney. Lie lie lie!
A 1 A2 anda DEFLECT DENEY. LIE LIE LIE

Mari Jo Oneill
Mari Jo Oneill
1 month ago

Biden is an incompetent fool, and he has others who are pulling his strings. We don’t know for sure who, but its most likely the Obama holdovers led by Obama. Biden will destroy this COUNTRY if something isn’t done to stop his radical spending for giving away FREE STUFF

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Mari Jo Oneill

Americans know well that globalists and their puppet $oro$ pull globalist puppet, chester biden strings .

Mike Tanco
1 month ago

Haven’t you figured this jerk out yet? He is a liar, a crook and could care less about citizens of this great country.

Pythias
Pythias
1 month ago

The President and the military better get their act together NOW instead of hemming and hawing with their fingers up their butt, when China invades Taiwan. How stupid can you get?

alfredo dizon
alfredo dizon
1 month ago

There are donkeys and there are those that choose jackasses. I prefer the latter when talking about FJB.

He uses more of his memory saving all the different smells he sniffs off of little girls. Just in case, anyone wonders where Hunter has learned to sniff the white powder.

I’m sure that someone is gonna get paid by China to delay a response, or plan on using the same tactic used in Afghanistan that will surely spell doom to the people of Taiwan.

With the Biden’s in control, it wouldn’t surprise me if they get paid to hold off in helping to defend Taiwan.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  alfredo dizon

fjb

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

globalists hate Trump for not starting and funding and fighting a globalist created war and globalists lost trillions of dollars so now globalists are anxious to get their globalist puppet, chester biden to start and fund and fight globalists next war .

D.M. Whiteside
D.M. Whiteside
1 month ago

Did General Milley make another call to the Chinese to calm their raw nerves?

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Branden will ‘circle back’ to us on that, when Sadsack Osama returns from vacation with Michael.