President Joe Biden caused confusion by ad-libbing "Go get 'em" at the end of his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, sparking speculation instantly on Twitter, but former NBC News journalist Luke Russert said that he is sure he has the answer, The Hill reported.
"My father used to say 'Go get 'em!' " Russert wrote on Twitter. "It's an Rust Belt Irish Catholic kind of way of saying, 'Give 'em hell!' It’s not meant to go after Putin, it's more of a 'let's go forward, try hard and win America!' "
Many had speculated that Biden meant going after Russian President Vladimir Putin, because he had spent a good deal of time at the beginning of his speech harshly criticizing him for invading Ukraine and, in another ad-libbed line, said Putin had "no idea" what was coming in terms of a response from the Western world.
Biden ended the speech, stating as part of his prepared remarks, "The State of the Union is strong — because you, the American people, are strong. We are stronger today than we were a year ago. And we will be stronger a year from now than we are today. Now is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time. And we will, as one people. One America. The United States of America. May God bless you all. May God protect our troops."
He then added the mysterious "Go get 'em."
D1SoftballNews reported that others said he was referring to the Russians in general or even to the coronavirus, but also pointed out that usually when a leader goes slightly off script, they do it in order to highlight and emphasize a particular point of an argument, not to cause confusion among the crowed listening.
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