Russia and the US are doing even worse than ever in their relationship.
After calling Russian leader Vladimir Putin a “killer” recently – and then falling down the Air Force One stairs three times in front of the whole world – President Joe Biden has been humiliated yet again.
Following Russian anger at Biden’s remarks, Putin challenged the President to a live debate saying it was an opportunity to speak frankly and get everything out on the table.
Washington didn’t take Moscow up on the offer.
Russia’s foreign ministry is now trolling POTUS, saying they’re disappointed the US won’t take the chance to improve relations with Russia and debate Putin.
“We regret to note that the American side has not supported the proposal made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin to U.S. President Joe Biden to hold a live broadcast discussion on March 19 or 22, 2021, on the problems that have accumulated in bilateral relations, as well as on the subject of strategic stability,” the ministry stated.
What Did Putin Say?
After Biden called Putin a “killer” in an ABC interview, the Russian leader said that Biden should do a live discussion with him.
“I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called. Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion,” Putin said on March 16, adding “We are ready at any time convenient for the American side.”
Well aware of Biden’s cognitive decline, Putin was hoping to humiliate him on live TV in front of the whole world and score a massive diplomatic and public relations victory.
Putin had suggested March 19 or 22, but now that day has come and gone, with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying Biden was “quite busy” and that talking to Putin was probably not going to happen.
Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre added several days ago that Biden will meet Putin “when the time is right.”
Will that be when Biden can successfully walk up the stairs of Air Force One without tripping in front of the whole world or when exactly?
Biden foreign policy #ICYMI:
🇷🇺 Putin mocks Biden with live debate challenge Biden is too 'busy' for
🇨🇳 China says US no longer can negotiate from position of 'strength'
🇲🇽 Biden begs Mexico to help stop migrants after reversing Trump policy
Bang up job. Can't wait for Day 59!
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) March 19, 2021
‘I’m Sure We’ll Talk at Some Point’
Responding directly to the invitation, Biden said “I’m sure we’ll talk at some point.”
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, is disappointed, saying “one more opportunity has been missed to find a way out of the deadlock in Russian-US relations created through the fault of Washington. Responsibility for this lies entirely with the United States.”
There is no doubt that Russia has done some bad things, but if Biden is so confident about calling foreign leaders murderers and running his mouth then why won’t he talk live and tell Putin he’s a thug and a killer on Zoom?
It’s only fair:
Kids have to learn by Zoom, business executives have to do their deals by Zoom, why should Biden get a pass? He should sign on and sound off. If he really wants to tangle with Putin and do some moral grandstanding then let’s see what he’s made of.
Of course it will never happen, and other than some fake smiles and snarky comments, any future meeting between Biden and Putin will be completely stage-managed by the establishment.
Russia pulled its ambassador from the US last week in anger over Biden’s comments, saying that US-Russian relations were in crisis. Russia’s ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov is already furious at the US for accusing Russia of meddling in the 2020 elections and trying to poison opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
The US has sanctioned Russia over the attempted poisoning, which is another sore point between Moscow and Washington at the moment.