Biden says US troops would defend Taiwan; White House backtracks remarks

The White House walked back comments President Biden made about sending U.S. troops to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

Biden made the remarks during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday.

Correspondent Scott Pelley asked the president if the US military would defend the democratic government of Taiwan should China take inspiration from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and attack the self-governed island.

“[W]ould US forces defend the island?” Pelley asked in the interview taped on Thursday.

“Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” the president said.- READ MORE