Diplomatic ties with Russia have sunk to Cold War levels. Biden is irresponsibly calling out the Russian President on-air, and now Vladimir Putin is responding by mocking Joe’s mental faculties.
Speaking on Russian television, Putin responded to Biden’s insult calling him a “killer” by challenging the American President to a live, on-air conservation about the growing tensions between the two superpowers.
Biden’s administration has said it plans to take a tougher line with Russia, but has signaled it would accept a nuclear power agreement. Biden has worked tireless to dismantle most, if not all, of America’s progress with Russia.
Putin proposed the pair have a robust, live, on-air discussion without any delay – implying that Biden is incapable of live meetings without the assistance from multiple aides.
“I want to offer President Biden that we continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it live, online, without any delays,” Putin said, when asked in a television interview about Biden’s comments.
The leaders last spoke by telephone in January right as Biden assumed office.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki immediately brushed off Putin’s request for a live meeting, saying there’s nothing more Biden has to discuss after their initial phone call in January. She added that Biden in no way regrets his insults toward the Russian President.
President Joe Biden does not regret calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer during a national television interview, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said https://t.co/a5wRqlJnXQ pic.twitter.com/rFtJu3xPoV
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 18, 2021
Putin said he’s willing to discuss the differences between the two superpowers “on Friday, or even Monday,” noting his weekend travel plans to the remote forest of the Russian Taiga.