President Biden warned on Thursday night that Russian President Vladimir V. Putin could lead to a nuclear war, and told supporters at a fund-raiser in New York City that the risk of atomic war had not been so high since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Biden told a crowd at the second of two fund-raisers he attended on Thursday night that they had not had to face the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
What is Putin's off ramp? Biden said, "Where does he find a way out? Where does he find himself where he does not only lose face but powerful power? The president s warnings were delivered bluntly to a group of Democratic donors rather than in a formalized set of remarks, as analysts in Washington were debating whether Mr. Putin would resort to tactical nuclear weapons to counter his mounting military losses in Ukraine.