It’s comforting to know that our leaders are intelligent, rational adults. America’s semi-President Joseph R. Biden recently called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer with no soul” during an interview with George Stephanopoulos. In that same interview, Biden said that Putin would “pay” for trying to meddle in the U.S. election, a charge as yet unproven.
Putin responded by saying, “It takes one to know one.” He may as well have said, “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.” He did add, "We always see our own traits in other people and think they are like how we really are." Well, that does perfectly describe the Democratic Party. Putin subsequently challenged Biden while speaking to a reporter in Moscow: "I've just thought of this now. I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it actually live. But with no delays, directly in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me, it would be interesting both for Russian people and for the U.S. people, as well as for many other countries.” That is probably not going to happen, as Biden appears to have called a lid…on his fledgling presidency. If it does, my money is on Putin. Just sayin’.
The Biden administration replied via a media briefing. When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if Biden would agree to engage Putin as invited, she noted that the president was very busy. Yes, quite. The man must work 4, 5-- maybe 6-- hours a day. Psaki said: "I'll have to get back to you if that is something we're entertaining. I would say that the President already had a conversation already with President Putin, even as there are more world leaders that he has not yet engaged with.” Well, if he has already had a conversation with Putin, already…it’s on to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago! She added, “And we engage with Russian leaders, members of the government, at all levels. But I don't have anything to report to you in terms of a future meeting.”
Biden once said of former President Trump that he would have “liked to take him behind the gym” to “beat the hell out of him” if they would have been in high school together. Perhaps he’d like to take Putin behind the gym, too.
If someone could help him find it.