During a press conference in Brussels on Thursday, President Joe Biden admitted that
food shortages are “going to be real” because that is “the price of the sanctions” that have been imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
“With regard to food shortages … it’s gonna be real,” Biden said. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well. Including European countries and our country as well.”
Of course, we all know the incoming food shortages have absolutely nothing to with any of the Biden administration’s policies.
Minutes later, Biden was asked why the U.S. and other NATO nations are continuing to impose sanctions when “deterrents didn’t work.”
“Let’s get something straight,” snapped a visibly peeved Biden. “I did not say that, in fact, the sanctions would deter [Putin.] Sanctions never deter. You keep talking about that. Sanctions never deter.”
So, what is the point of sanctions if “sanctions never deter”?
Also, President Biden and several administration officials representing him, have most definitely said that the sanctions are intended to deter.