Joe Biden has declared that the three objects shot down over North American airspace in recent weeks were likely just weather balloons.
After a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down over the east coast, three more objects appeared over US and Canadian airspace, and were taken down by fighter aircraft, over fears that they may interfere with flight paths.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Joe Biden declared that the US government still doesn’t know “exactly what these three objects were,” but that “nothing right now suggests they were related to China’s spy balloon program, or that they were surveillance vehicles from other, any other country.”
According to Biden, the current assessment of the intelligence community “is that these three objects were most likely balloons tied to private companies, recreation, or research institutions studying weather, or conducting other scientific research.”
Biden says the three objects that he ordered shot down last week after they let the Chinese spy balloon fly across the country were most likely weather balloons. pic.twitter.com/RvePtENh21
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2023
This matches up with comments from National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, who on Tuesday declared that the unidentified objects were likely to be “commercial or benign aircraft,” rather than more spy balloons, based on their visual appearance.
Earlier this week, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg argued the opposite, suggesting that the balloon activity was “part of a pattern” of increased surveillance on NATO states by Russia and China.
After Biden had made his comments to the press, one reporter asked him if he was compromised on the topic, given his family’s business relationships with China. Biden’s son Hunter has come under the spotlight for his alleged business dealings, with the House Oversight Committee asking for records relating to his business activities.
In response, Biden told the reporter to “give me a break man,” before walking off without answering the question.
Biden Asked About Whether He Is Compromised By China After Briefing About Unidentified Objects Being Shot Down
Reporter: “Are you compromised by your family’s business interests in China?”
Biden: “Give me a break man.”pic.twitter.com/PtnADAHbDb
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 16, 2023
Valiant News previously reported that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was forced to clarify that there is “no indication of aliens” in the recent balloon activity, following comments from top general, Glen VanHerck.
When asked by reporters if there was any chance that aliens may have been involved, VanHerck said that he would let the “intel community figure that out,” adding that he was ruling “anything out,” despite alien involvement seeming like a rather far-off chance.
February 16, 2023 at 2:57 pm
drop dead biden
February 16, 2023 at 4:09 pm
I think he already has?
February 16, 2023 at 3:14 pm
Total horse manure!
February 16, 2023 at 3:15 pm
February 16, 2023 at 3:16 pm
Did they find the “Made in XXXXX” tag and determine it wasn’t made in China?
February 16, 2023 at 9:44 pm
What a F’n dufus. America is just soooo screwed.
February 19, 2023 at 2:04 pm
No this reporter isn’t compromised by Communist China, However Lying Corrupt Quid Pro KING Joe is. Corrupt Quid Pro mad millions under the table from Communist China. Corrupt Quid Pro used his political position to sell out America to Communist China for monetary gain. Reason for lack of response from Corrupt Quid pro on the spy balloon? Corrupt Quid Pro has been bought and paid for by Communist China. Corrupt Quid Pro is deceitful, dishonest, and Corrupt, should be classified as a traitor. All of Corrupt Quid Pro’s assets should be seized under the RICO statutes, the same statutes they use against organized crime. Corrupt Quid Pro belongs in a jail cell or before a firing squad.