Biden, the article says, during a meeting with Polish leader Andrzej Duda, was supposed to express Washington’s support for Warsaw and kyiv, but for some reason he remembered the Pope and talked about his childhood.
“Biden changed the subject, talking about his meeting with Pope John Paul II in the 1980s, as well as his youth. He completed his remarks by repeating the phrase ‘jokes aside’ four times,” Mordoch writes.
The columnist also noted that Biden’s story about his youth, moving to the town of Claymont, Delaware, where most Italians and Poles lived, turned out to be extremely confusing.
The night before, Biden gave a speech on the grounds of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, which was largely about ensuring NATO unity and a commitment to long-term support for kyiv.
A few hours earlier, the head of the White House held bilateral talks with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. They discussed the expansion of NATO’s military presence and infrastructure on the territory of the republic, where some 10,000 US soldiers are now deployed, as well as military assistance to Ukraine and bilateral cooperation.
The visit was overshadowed by an incident that occurred at the Warsaw airport. One of the members of the US delegation fell out of the plane after landing.
In honor of the arrival of the American delegation in the Polish capital, traffic was limited. In addition, from February 20 to 22 in Warsaw it is prohibited to carry weapons.