Amid the Russia-Ukraine situation, many on the political right have recently been highlighting a two-year-old tweet posted on the account of then-candidate Joe Biden — the tweet declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin did not want Biden to become America’s president.
“Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him,” the February 2020 tweet declared.
Rep. Elise Stefanik shared a screenshot of the two-year-old post and tweeted, “Hey, @Twitter I would like to report some disinformation.”
Blaze Media’s Jessica O’Donnell responded to the Biden tweet by declaring, “you didn’t even write this tweet. no one is afraid of you. that’s pretty clear today.”
“How embarrassing,” Katie Pavlich tweeted
“This has not aged well,” the Republican National Committee noted.
The tweet has been dredged up amid the situation currently unfolding between Russia and Ukraine.
According to the New York Times, the Russian president has ordered troops into separatist regions in Ukraine. Putin commanded his defense ministry to send forces to engage in “peacekeeping functions,” according to a decree, Reuters reported.
President Biden has announced that the U.S. will levy sanctions against Russia for its actions and declarations.