A Reporter Asked Biden If He Still Thinks Putin Is a “Killer” and He Laughed and Then Awkwardly Stood in Complete Silence for an Eternity
US President Joe Biden showed up two-and-a-half hours late for a media conference in Brussels today, where he was grilled about his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Biden, currently on his first overseas trip since taking office, is holding a bilateral meeting with Putin in Geneva on Wednesday.
Today he met with NATO leaders, and one topic of discussion was “Russia’s aggressive acts” which “pose a threat to NATO and our national security”.
“I shared with our allies what I’ll convey to President Putin: that I’m not looking for conflict with Russia, but that we will respond if Russia continues its harmful activities. And we will not fail to defend NATO or stand up for democratic values,” Mr Biden said.
There was an awkward moment midway through the press conference as Mr Biden was asked whether he still stood behind previous remarks as a candidate calling Putin a “killer”.
Putin was himself asked about those remarks in a recent TV interview. The Russian leader laughed at the question and said it was not “something I worry about in the least”.
“In a weekend interview, Vladimir Putin laughed at the suggestion that you had called him a killer. Is that still your belief, that he is a killer?” a reporter asked Mr Biden today.
The US President also began his answer by laughing.
“I’m laughing too,” he said.
“Actually I – well, look, he has made clear that uh, uh …”
There was an excruciatingly long pause at this point – seven seconds of silence – as Mr Biden pondered his response.
“The answer is, I believe he has in the past essentially acknowledged that there were certain things he would do, or did do,” he finally continued.
“But look. When I was (first) asked that question on air, I answered it honestly, but I don’t think it matters a whole lot in terms of this next meeting we’re about to have.”
Not the clearest of answers, then.
The same reporter also asked Mr Biden how he could ever trust Putin’s word, if he agreed to co-operate with the US.
“I’d verify first and then trust,” said Mr Biden.
“In other words, everything would have to be shown to be actually occurring. It’s not about trusting, it’s about agreeing.
“When you write treaties with your adversaries, you don’t say, ‘I trust you.’ You say, ‘This is what I expect, and if you violate what we agreed to, the treaty’s off.’
“I’m hoping that President Putin concludes that there is some interest, in terms of his own interest, in changing the perception the world has of him. In terms of whether or not he will engage in behaviour that’s more consistent with what is considered to be appropriate behaviour for a head of state.”
A handful of other significant questions came up during the media conference. Read on for a quick summary.
You know the meeting is fruitless when you see Victoria Nuland’s the Empire’s whore zionist(maybe she is there as Joe’s Handler) and the big Hologram puppet sleepy Joe at the table
The Russians know that the US is non-agreeable and cant be trusted period
Yet they keep wanting to keep agreements and make new ones?
only agreement can made with a rat like u is that you are racist and ignorant
So why does your Putin keep trying?
Maybe he is a rat himself?
please do not apply your sheep mentality on us
there is no such thing as our politician
Joe Biden laughed about Putin haha now Vlad sad don’t cry for the baby killer Joe dragged him out of his nest
Mr.Putin could humiliate that pedophile: by refusing to meet Sleepy Joe and telling him trogh zionazi media” that he won’t talk to unelected and illegal squatter in the White Whores House”!!!
Haha Joe started the war he will finish it. Joe made Vlad sad and mad now he is d ad.
Treaties are (obviously!) meant to be between nations which are adversarial, but also, and especially, those which are engaged in warfare. Nations which are supposedly “friendly” with one another do not need “treaties.”
Is Dopey admitting that there is NO ‘honor among thieves,’ meaning the Globo-Seven? That almost sounds like an honest answer! Someone’s meds must have been wearing off.
Agreements between “friendly” nations are simply quid pro quo, nothing more.
I would guess that Slow Joe’s (SJ) “silence” when asked a non-sequitur type of question was the result of his handlers scrambling for an answer that would NOT make SJ seem to be indicating that an economic or physical action was in the works.
Of course, they told him to “pull a Harris” while they thought of a non-answer answer.
As most everyone is aware, “all lies, all the time” is the government and propagandist’s (unspoken) mantra.
IF THEIR LIPS ARE MOVING, THEY’RE LYING.
treaties also designed like a contract to define trade relations, military obligations, etc
Not with America they’re not.
I’m anti empire,anti Biden etc, However even though Joe is showing signs of decline, he’s not completely fried yet. What I saw in the above video excerpt was an old man choosing to ponder a question before speaking. This preponderance is a byproduct of wisdom which is generally a byproduct of age. Young people tend to be pretty snappy with their mouths. Young people tend to come up with the wrong answer very quickly….my verdict?…there’s nothing to see here.
this is common with dementia afflicted individuals—sometimes their thinking is cogent, sometimes disorganized….blinken probably prescribed him adderol prior to meeting
What makes you think he was pondering anything, or that he is even capable of pondering. Have you considered he was awaiting a reply from his handlers via ear piece ???????
If you don’t have a good answer then silence is golden?
amerikans have always been liars. Putin only agreed to the meeting after Blinken assured Lavrov that he would change bidders diapers and Psaki would insert new morphine suppository at the break
How’s everyone liking Dominion counting the votes?
It seems that the old muppet is falling apart needs a little stitching?
The end is killer…