In a high-stakes call, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would impose “strong economic and other measures” in the event of a potential invasion of Ukraine, while the Kremlin demanded guarantees that NATO would not expand further eastward, ending in neither side reporting any substantial progress occuring in Tuesday’s summit.
President Biden lashed out at a CNN reporter in a sharp, confrontational exchange after she questioned him on why he was so “confident” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his malign behavior following the high-stakes summit.
President Biden prepared long and hard for Wednesday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, assembling a group of Russia experts — including former Trump officials who reportedly helped briefed the commander-in-chief to be ready ahead of the showdown.
Former President Trump seized on President Joe Biden’s stumbling several times when attempting to board Air Force One Friday morning, mocking him by wondering how did he ever “lose to him” following this week’s tumbles and gaffes from his successor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted to President Joe Biden calling him a “killer,” challenging the American counterpart to take part in a live debate, but the White House is refusing to take up this challenge, saying the president is “quite busy.”
President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the first phone call between the two leaders since Biden became president last week, the White House confirmed.