During Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv on Monday, many users on Twitter wondered why the air sirens were blaring during Biden’s stroll through the capital with President Zelensky. Were they in imminent danger? Was there an expected attack? An oncoming explosion?
Or were the sirens added for “dramatic flare” as Biden and Zelensky walked together in the town square?
CNN reporter Alex Marquardt gave us the context we needed.
“I’ve been here for the past five days. I have not heard any explosions. I have not heard any air sirens, until about half an hour ago, right when President Biden was in the center of Kyiv,” Marquardt said from the ground in Kyiv.
IT WAS STAGED!
CNN’s Alex Marquardt confirms there were no explosions that would have set off air sirens. Said the sirens started “right when President Biden was in the center of Kyiv.”
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) February 20, 2023
You can hear the sirens in this video:
🚨#BREAKING: President Biden visits Kyiv ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As air raid sirens sound off pic.twitter.com/zsgpdyVXn3
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 20, 2023
Twitter users went off:
"Biden just landed. Cue the sirens!"
— De'Coldest Valentine (@OfficiallyGT69) February 20, 2023
We're too aware of this gimmick. Joe Biden is a passenger on a ride at disney world.
— Shaun Humphrey (@ShaunHumphrey65) February 20, 2023
It is all THEATER! And the American taxpayers are paying for this sham.
— Proud Unrepentant Ultra MAGA Gina Bella (@ginabella) February 20, 2023
Nothing you see is real with this administration
— Michael (@FLTrades) February 20, 2023
Another day, more bizarre theatrics from the Biden administration.