Putin Offers Sarcastic Retort to Biden's Insult

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.22 - 2024 10:03 PM CET

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Putin Offers Sarcastic Retort to Biden's Insult.

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When questioned about U.S. President Joe Biden's derogatory reference to him as a "crazy SOB," Russian President Vladimir Putin responded with sarcasm on Thursday. ,

Putin, who surprisingly expressed support for Biden in the face of Donald Trump in the forthcoming U.S. elections, humorously remarked, "Surely he can't say to me: Volodya, great job, thanks [for the endorsement], you've been a big help?" Putin stated according to The Moscow TImes.

The comment from Biden emerged during a speech in San Francisco, where he paralleled the international dangers posed by Putin with the existential threat of climate change.

The Kremlin had earlier on Thursday condemned Biden's words as deeply dishonorable. Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesperson, criticized, stating, "This is a profound disgrace for the country... for the United States. A president using such language ought to feel embarrassed."

Hollywood Cowboy

Peskov further criticized Biden's approach, suggesting, "Mr. Biden is acting like a Hollywood cowboy to gain points in domestic politics."

Known for his candid hot-mic moments, Biden has previously voiced strong opposition to Putin, notably declaring in 2022 that Putin "cannot remain in power." This comes amid strained U.S.-Russia relations due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the recent death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Biden has vowed to implement stringent new sanctions against Moscow in retaliation for Navalny's death, attributing responsibility to the Kremlin.

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