Putin Ally Claims It's 'Precise Calculation' When Putin Prefers Biden Over Trump

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.17 - 2024 8:50 AM CET

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Putin Ally Claims It's Tactical When Putin Prefers Biden Over Trump.

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In a calculated move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his preference for President Joe Biden in the upcoming 2024 United States election, a stance that has been interpreted as a strategic maneuver by Kremlin insiders.

According to Vladimir Solovyov, a key figure in Russian propaganda efforts, Putin's declaration during a state television interview was far from arbitrary, positioning Biden as a preferable option for Russia over his main contender, former President Donald Trump.

This endorsement comes as a surprise against the backdrop of the Biden administration's staunch opposition to Putin's actions in Ukraine. Trump, on the other hand, viewed Putin's lack of support as a "compliment."

According to Newsweek, the notion that Putin's support for Biden could be seen as mere "trolling" was dismissed by Solovyov on his television program, The Evening With Vladimir Solovyov.

He insisted that Putin's choice was the result of "a precise calculation," filled with "info-bombs and mines," aiming to influence the information war—a domain where Russia is keen on making significant strides, as noted by political scientist Dmitry Evstafiev.

Further analysis by another political scientist, Dmitry Kulikov, suggested that Putin's televised interview served as an extension of his dialogue with American journalist Tucker Carlson, addressing topics Carlson either did not cover or was too shocked to inquire about.

The White House was quick to downplay Putin's comments, with National Security spokesman John Kirby emphasizing the administration's efforts to counteract Russia's global influence and advising Putin to refrain from interfering in U.S. elections.

Observers have speculated that a second Trump term might align more closely with Putin's interests, especially considering Trump's past criticisms of the U.S.'s support for Ukraine and his ambivalent stance on NATO. In his interview, Putin echoed Trump's skepticism towards the Western military alliance, questioning its relevance and labeling it a tool of U.S. foreign policy.

Trump has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with NATO, threatening to withdraw from the alliance and suggesting a laissez-faire approach to Russian actions against non-compliant member states.

Putin's remarks on the Biden administration pursuing what he views as a detrimental and misguided policy further underscore the complex dynamics at play, as the U.S. navigates its relationship with Russia amid ongoing geopolitical tensions.

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