After Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Joe Biden to a live debate, the White House quickly shut down any possibility of that happening, saying the Commander-in-Chief is “quite busy.”
The strange turn of events stemmed from a bitter exchange between Biden and Putin that included accusations of each other being ‘killers,’ accompanied by schoolyard taunts.
In an interview with ABC News Wednesday, Biden was asked whether or not he thought Putin was “a killer,” to which he replied: “Uh-huh, I do.”
Putin responded by having Russia’s U.S. Ambassador recalled and noting of Biden’s comments, “it takes one to know one.”
Things really got interesting when Putin upped the stakes by challenging Biden to the live debate.
Fox’s @JenGriffinFNC confirms Russian President Putin has challenged Joe Biden to a live debate: “I want to invite Biden to continue this discussion on the condition that we do it live, online without any delay in an open, direct discussion. I think it would interesting.” pic.twitter.com/6QDmzSf1Va
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) March 19, 2021
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White House: The Biden-Putin Debate Isn’t Happening
Putin suggested he could have his foreign ministry set up the live debate between him and Biden for Friday or Monday.
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“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,” the Russian President said.
“Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion,” he continued. “It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”
I’d watch, would you? Hell, make it a pay-per-view and use the money to offset Biden’s coming tax increases on the American people.
But alas, ’tis not to be.
“I don’t have anything to report to you in terms of a future meeting,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “The president will, of course, be in Georgia tomorrow and quite busy.”
CNN reports that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Georgia Friday as part of the “Help is Here” tour, a series of visits meant to brag about the passage of the American Rescue Plan.
White House says Biden is ‘quite busy’ after Putin invites president for ‘live’ chathttps://t.co/HyZULaorTM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 19, 2021
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Back To Hidin’ Biden
Is it really a surprise that President Biden would shy away from a debate with Russia’s president?
This is, after all, the same man who can’t even spar with the American media, having broken a 100-year record for sitting presidents by avoiding his first press conference until March 25th.
For that matter, can you imagine Donald Trump shying away from such a challenge?
Vladimir Putin challenging @JoeBiden to have an open and live discussion with him in front of the world because he knows that senile Biden cannot do that is objectively hilarious.
Knowing that world leaders are openly mocking the sham of our election results is objectively sad.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 19, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. took to social media to mock Biden for essentially being ridiculed by Putin.
“Putin just challenged Joe Biden to an unscripted live debate,” he tweeted.
“The whole world knows that we have no leadership at the top just an empty suit with a teleprompter (and he can’t even get that right),” Trump Jr. added. “They look at America’s weakness right now and are salivating.”
Putin just challenged Joe Biden to an unscripted live debate.
The whole world knows that we have no leadership at the top just an empty suit with a teleprompter (and he can’t even get that right).
They look at America’s weakness right now and are salivating.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 18, 2021
Aside from Putin, other world leaders have openly taken jabs at the American President.
In the first public comments from a high-ranking member of the North Korean regime to Biden, Kim Yo Jong, sister of leader Kim Jong Un, took a shot at the U.S. conducting joint military drills with South Korea.
“If it [America] wants to sleep in peace for (the) coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step,” Jong said.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader, warned the Biden administration against “causing a stink at its first step” on Monday, hours after the White House said it had not received a response to its outreach to Pyongyang. https://t.co/8u1lEzVdJZ
— CNN (@CNN) March 16, 2021
ABC News reveals that Chinese officials openly mocked a U.S. delegation in high-level meetings in Alaska Thursday.
“Top diplomat Yang Jiechi lectured Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan for nearly 30 minutes, rejecting U.S. concerns over issues like Hong Kong and cyberattacks and mocking America over its democracy and human rights record,” they report.
CCP Foreign Affairs Chief Yang Jiechi to U.S. Sec. of State Antony Blinken:
“The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength”‘pic.twitter.com/wr2dklfRMQ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 19, 2021
And Andrei Turchak, leader of the main pro-Kremlin United Russia party, slapped back at President Biden over his ‘killer’ remarks saying it is an example of “the U.S. political marasmus and its leader’s dementia.”
Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party and first vice-speaker of the Federation Council Andrei Turchak said that Biden’s remarks constituted “an extreme degree of aggression caused by impotence.”
— Sic semper tyrannis (@BeYour0wnLeader) March 17, 2021
The Biden administration has been declaring since Trump’s departure from office that “diplomacy is back” in America.
So too is mockery from world leaders who look down on feckless, feeble, incompetent people in the White House.
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