NEW: Biden Delivers Oval Office Speech, Wants $100 Billion for Israel and Ukraine

President Biden speaks from Oval Office 10-19-23. (Credit: C-SPAN)

President Biden delivered a speech to the nation from the Oval Office Thursday evening after returning from Israel in the aftermath of the Hamas terror attacks on October 7. He said he's going to ask Congress to appropriate $100 billion in new funding to combat Hamas and continue to aid Ukraine in its war against Russia. Reportedly, he wants $60 billion more for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel.


"American leadership is what holds the world together. American alliances are what keep us – America – safe. American values are what make us a partner that other nations want to work with," he said. "To put all that at risk if we walk away from Ukraine, we turn our backs on Israel – it's just not worth it."

Interestingly, the White House was lit red before the speech began.

He shot down the fake news about the explosion at a hospital in Gaza, where many outlets reported that it was bombed by the Israelis when in fact much evidence shows that it was not:  

However, it seemed like he spoke during his 15-minute speech more about Putin and antisemitism in America than he did about Israel or Hamas. He didn't bring up all the anti-Israel protests around the country and at American universities:


Biden also spoke about sending aid to Gaza. However, many pundits have pointed out that it's a good bet Hamas will simply steal such aid:

The president also noted that Iran has been supporting Hamas, but he didn't mention the $6 billion in funds the administration recently unfroze for the benefit of the Islamic Republic:

RedState will bring you more coverage of the speech as warranted.


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