White House Shuts Down Putin’s Invitation To Live Video Chat With Biden


The White House shut down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to President Joe Biden for a live chat, which came after the president agreed with the assertion that Putin was a “killer” in an earlier interview.

“We are confident that we can continue to look for ways where there’s a mutual interest–mutual national interest,​”​ White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at the White House on Thursday. ​”​But the president is not going to hold back, clearly, when he has concerns, whether it is with words or actions.”

Biden held an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, where Biden was asked if he believed Putin was “a killer.” “I do,” the president said in response, adding that Putin will “pay a price” after a U. S. intelligence report released earlier this week suggested that the Kremlin attempted to interfere in the 2020 election.

In an interview with reporters on Thursday, Putin said that he wanted to hold a live debate with Biden as soon as Friday. He was responding to the “killer” comment. Before that, the Russian leader told Biden that it “takes one to know one” but wished the president “good health” without any “irony or joke.”

Psaki added that Biden does not “have anything to report to you in terms… (Read more)

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