WATCH: Biden Chokes on the Word 'Kleptocracy'

By Susan Jones | April 28, 2022 | 11:38am EDT
(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Even President Joe Biden laughed at his attempt to say the word "kleptocracy" on Thursday:

He was in the process of announcing his request for more money -- a lot more money, $33 billion -- for Ukraine's war effort, when he stumbled:

"In addition to this supplemental funding, I'm also sending to Congress a comprehensive package that will enhance our underlying effort to accommodate the Russian oligarchs and make sure we take their -- take their ill-begotten gains. (laughs)

"We're going to accommodate them.  We're going to seize their yachts, their luxury homes and other ill-begotten gains of Putin's kelptoc-- uh, uh, yeah. Kleptocracy. Klep-- the guys who are the kleptocracies. (laughs) But these are bad guys.

"This legislative package strengthens our law enforcement capabilities to seize property linked to Russia's kleptocracy. It's going to create new, expedited procedures for forfeiture and seizure of these properties. It's going to ensure that when the oligarchs' assets are sold off, funds can be used directly to remedy the harm Russia caused and help build Ukraine."

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