President Joe Biden went to Europe for his first foreign trip and promptly committed multiple flubs on the world stage. When asked if Vladimir Putin is a “killer” Biden seemed to get lost in thought in the middle of his answer.
“Well look, I mean, he has made clear that uh, um.” Biden then locked up and stared off into space with a blank look on his face. ”The answer is, I believe he has in the past essentially acknowledged that he was uh, there were certain things that he would do or did do,” Biden said.
During his press conference on Sunday, Biden made multiple flubs confusing Libya and Syria three times. “There is no guarantee you can change a person’s behavior or the behavior of their country. Autocrats have enormous power and they do not have to answer to a public,” Biden said.
“The fact is that it may very well be if I respond in kind, which I will, that it does not dissuade him. He wants to keep going.
“But I think we’re gonna be moving in a direction where Russia has its own dilemmas, let us say, in dealing with its economy, dealing with — COVID, and dealing with, not only the United States but Europe writ large and the Middle East.
“There is a lot going on where we can work together with Russia. For example, in Libya, we should be opening up the passes to be able to go through and provide — food assistance — an economic.
“I mean — vital assistance to a population that is in real trouble.
“I think I’m gonna very hard — by the way there’s places where — I should not be starting off by negotiating in public here.
“But let me say it this way — Russia has engaged in activities which we believe are contrary to international norms.
“They have also bitten off some real problems they’re gonna have trouble chewing on. For example, the rebuilding of Syria, of Libya — you know, this is — they’re there and as long as they’re there without the ability to bring about some order in the region, you can’t do that very well without providing or the basic economic needs of people.
“So I am hopeful that we can find accommodation where we can save the lives of people in, for example, in Libya consistent with the interests of — may be far different reasons — but for the same reasons,” he said.
When asked if he still thinks Vladimir Putin is a killer, Joe Biden takes 25 seconds to say… ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. pic.twitter.com/vUO3nUrsHD— For America (@ForAmerica) June 14, 2021
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses Syria with Libya THREE TIMES. pic.twitter.com/8iewTindfr— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2021
NOW – Biden over 2 hours late to his news conference at the NATO summit. White House has not provided any explanation for the cause of the delay (NBC) pic.twitter.com/2KDISMeZEI— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 14, 2021
UPDATE – Biden finally appeared 2.5 hours late, held a short speech, and is now calling selected reporters from a prepared list of names. pic.twitter.com/wxTQILcfJ9— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 14, 2021