Feb 24, 2023
Biden’s historic visit to Ukraine

“I think one of the things that’s still underrated in terms of the way this war is being waged was what occurred with the President of the United States. He’s 80 years old. He knows how old he is, and, yet, it’s written so often here in America in a negative sense. This man left the White House at four-o’clock in the morning, flew to Germany, then to Poland, then…took that ten-hour historic train trip, a train trip out of history, to Kyiv where he walked the streets of a city and a country still in a battle zone, each and every day, each hour of every day, and he did it bringing together NATO foreign ministers later in a meeting. He did it with his personality, his humility, his sense of who he is. He’s a welcoming individual, and that had an enormous impact over there, and it has an enormous impact on the future conduct of this war because he is the president of the United States, and he arrived with all the power and the prestige of the United States and brought it right down to sidewalk level in Kyiv,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during this Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about President Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital this week.