White House press secretary Jen Saki attempted to back off the statement of Presidential Climate Representative John Kerry, saying that President Joe Biden “did not know what happened” after the submarine deal with Australia.
“Of course he knew about the French upset,” LBL responded to a question from Peter Doosi. “He knew the French resentment of the treaty with the Australians. John Kerry spoke regularly with the French as part of his role as a weather agent. He also served as secretary of state.”
When pressed further on the matter and asked the president “why he did not know about these things in real time,” Saki once again insisted that Biden was “instinctively aware of the French resentment,” and that he had “heard of John Kerry, in particular the context of his remarks,” Biden and Kerry. Saying good friends.
Earlier this week, in an interview with French broadcaster BFMTV, which aired on Monday, Kerry said Biden “literally did not know what happened” in response to the French response to the agreement between the US, the United Kingdom and Australia. The treaty aligns Australia with the French.
“I don’t want to go into the details of it, but suffice it to say … the president is very committed to strengthening the relationship and making sure it’s a small event of the past and a more important future,” Carey Said. “We have a relationship with France that is so much bigger than this moment.”
After the deal, the French issued a statement and responded angrily, saying that the decision “contradicts the prevailing attitude of cooperation between France and Australia, which is a high-level defense industrial and technical base based on political trust and development.”