WATCH — Confused Joe Biden has to pull out notes to answer question on Russia.
VIDEOKINGS— US President Joe Biden looking and acting a bit confused said he is “not sure” whether the Russian government is behind a recent ransomware attack on managed-service providers, but promised a “response” if they are.
While visiting a cherry store in Michigan on Saturday, Biden was asked about the recent cyberattack and whether it could have Russian origins.
“We’re not sure it’s the Russians,” Biden said, adding that he had just been briefed on the plan. After stumbling for a moment, Biden reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a piece of paper that appeared to be notes he was given.
“I’ll tell you what they sent me,” the president said, emphasizing they are not “certain” who is behind the attack.
“I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what’s happened, and I’ll know better tomorrow, and if it is either knowledge of and/or consequences of Russia, I told Putin we will respond,” Biden said, clarifying afterwards that he hasn’t spoken directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest cyber issues.