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Joe Biden has made a mockery of the United States during his tour of England during the G7 summit and has looked weak in the eyes of the world.
And now, prior to their meeting that is scheduled in the coming days, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted how Biden and Donald Trump are not the same, while praising Trump.
The Russian president sat for an interview with NBC News reporter Keir Simmons, who asked him about both men.
In an excerpt of an exclusive interview with NBC, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia's relations with the United States have deteriorated to their lowest point in recent years. pic.twitter.com/8ihdDBPBBg
— ANews (@anews) June 12, 2021
Putin said that Trump is “extraordinary” and “talented” while saying that Biden is “radically different” and is a “career man” in politics.
“Well even now, I believe that former U.S. president Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. President,” he said.
“He is a colorful individual. You may like him or not. And, but he didn’t come from the US establishment, he had not been part of big time politics before, and some like it some don’t like it but that is a fact,” he said.
His assessment of Joe Biden was not as glowing.
“…President Biden is a career man. He has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics,” he said in the interview.
“That’s a different kind of person, and it is my great hope that yes, there are some advantages, some disadvantages, but there will not be any impulse-based movements, on behalf of the sitting U.S. president,” he said.
Biden has referred to Putin as a “killer” which is not something that is likely to help the relationship between the United States and Russia.
In an exclusive interview with @KeirSimmons, President Putin responds to being called a "killer" by President Biden, ahead of Biden-Putin summit next week. https://t.co/RdYLvfum24 pic.twitter.com/3cqlKPRuM2
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 11, 2021
“Over my tenure, I’ve gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext, and reasons and of different caliber and fierceness and none of it surprises me,” he said as he laughed.
“It’s just fake news,” he said. “At the very least, I don’t know anything about this kind of thing. Those who are speaking about it probably will maybe know more about it. It’s just nonsense, garbage.”
NBC is set to air the interview on Monday ahead of the June 16 meeting between the two, but in the meantime, Biden continues to look feckless and weak on the world stage.
In an age where, more than ever, images tell the story, Biden was caught on video walking near the end of a line of world leaders to take a photo with the Queen of England during he G7 summit.
And then, after the photo was taken, Biden is again seen, waiting for all of the other leaders to walk as he found himself at the end of the line, looking weak and feckless.
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 11, 2021
It was another humiliation in a long line of humiliations in the past week for the Biden and Harris administration as both are on respective international trips.
He was laughed at by a group of bystanders as he appeared to get lost during the summit and Jill Biden had to guide him back.
“How are your meetings going in Cornwall, Mr. President?” one of the people asked.
“I beg your pardon?” Joe Biden said back.
“How are your meetings going in Cornwall?” the person asked again.
“Very well,” he said before Jill Biden came along and said “Come on!” as Joe shuffled off to her and the crowd laughed at him.
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) June 11, 2021
This is the man that Democrats apparently believe is going to frighten Putin. A man who needs his wife to guide him, who places himself, the man who is supposed to be the leader of the free world, last in line among his allies and who makes awkward comments toward women and girls.