Biden Calls Putin a ‘Crazy SOB’

The Kremlin says the insult from Biden brings shame to the US

President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘crazy SOB’ during a campaign fundraiser event on Wednesday, drawing a rebuke from the Kremlin.

Biden made the jab at the Russian leader when discussing climate change, claiming it was a bigger threat than nuclear war.

“We have a crazy SOB, that guy Putin and others and we always have to be worried about a nuclear conflict,” Biden said. “But the existential threat to humanity is climate.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to Biden’s comments, saying it brought shame to the US, and said it was “Hollywood cowboy behavior” aimed at a domestic audience.

“Such boorish statements from the mouth of a US leader are hardly capable of hurting the head of another country in any way, much less President Putin. But it is a great shame for the country itself,” Peskov said, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

Putin said the insult was likely a response to the Russian leader recently saying Biden was preferable to Trump from Russia’s perspective since Biden is more predictable. “We understand what is going on there in terms of the domestic policy and it’s a completely appropriate reaction, which means that I was right,” Putin said.

Biden has abandoned diplomacy with Putin and hasn’t spoken with the Russian leader since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, almost two years ago. The US has cut off most high-level diplomatic contacts with Russia and continues to reject the idea of negotiations to end the Ukraine war.

Biden has a history of hurling insults at other world leaders and referred to Putin as a “killer” back in 2021. The president also recently referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator” following a meeting with him meant to ease tensions between the US and China.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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