So what is it, Mr. President? Joe Biden vows US troops WILL defend Taiwan if China invades, but White House says official policy is ‘strategic ambiguity’ – in his first TV interview in seven months
- President Biden has said he will use American soldiers to defend Taiwan if China invades the island
- The comments came in the president’s first 60 Minutes interview of his presidency and the first televised interview he has given in seven months.
- Biden also declared the COVID-19 pandemic officially over and declined to comment on whether he plans to run for re-election in 2024.
President Joe Biden pledged that the United States would use its own force to defend itself Taiwan when China lashed out at the island in an explosive 60 Minutes interview on Sunday.
“Will American troops defend the island?” 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley asked the president after being pressed about the extent of his commitment to Taiwan.
“Yes, when there was actually an unprecedented attack,” Mr. Biden said.
“It doesn’t look like that UkraineTo be clear, sir,’ continued Pelley, ‘American forces, American men and women will defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?’
“Yes,” Biden said.
The president’s comments came in his first televised interview in seven months, in which he also declared the COVID-19 pandemic officially over and declined to comment on whether he plans to run for re-election in 2024.
President Joe Biden vowed in an explosive 60 Minutes interview on Sunday that the United States would use its own forces to defend Taiwan if China invaded the island