It was, sad to say, a troubling eight days for Joe Biden’s European vacation.
What did he actually achieve? It’s not clear that he achieved much beyond embarrassing himself and us overseas in the eyes of the world.
In regard to Vladimir Putin, Biden already had given him what he wanted by caving on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline while killing our own pipelines. So he started out weak and with no leverage going into the meeting. He then got played by Putin on the question of an exchange of cybercriminals, making it seem like it was some sort of equitable issue and not just Russian criminals flat out attacking our critical industries. Then in Geneva, Biden said he warned Putin not to hit 16 different targets, as though it was cool to hit other things and basically giving Putin a target list of things that would truly hurt us. Biden also gave him credibility on the world stage by sitting with him for a photo op and not challenging him visibly, not challenging any of the propaganda that Putin pushed during his press conference. He also looked weak in that photo op, reaching for notes that he used during the meeting and smiling while the U.S. reporters got pushed around by Russian security. He even nodded yes when asked if he trusted Putin.
So, a CNN reporter had a great question for him: Why are you so confident Putin will change his behavior? Because really there’s no reason to think he should, based upon Biden’s actions or lack thereof. That’s why Biden truly lost it, he doesn’t like being challenged in any way at all.
CNN’s @KaitlanCollins: “Why are you so confident [Putin] will change his behavior, Mr. President?”
Biden: “I’m not confident I’m going to change his behavior. What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? I said….let’s get it straight….” pic.twitter.com/h3wctccQRz
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 16, 2021
But as he was leaving Geneva, they basically asked him the same question again, albeit with some trepidation and
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