Last Updated on March 18, 2021
President Vladimir Putin has challenged U.S. President to a televised live debate, calling the bluff of the man who accused him of being “a killer” who doesn’t have “a soul.” The move seems calculated to expose President Biden’s biggest public relations weak point: his inability to speak publicly in a coherent sentence.
“I’ve just thought of this now, I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called,” Putin told a Russian state television reporter.
“Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion,” Putin added. “It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”
So it looks like the Russian President is challenging Joe Biden to a ONLINE LIVE BROADCAST DEBATE!!!
no censors just an "open direct discussion" pic.twitter.com/gP10rX300s
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) March 18, 2021
Putin stressed that he was willing to start the debate as quickly as possible: “I don’t want to put this off for long. I want to go the taiga this weekend to relax a little. So we could do it tomorrow or Monday. We are ready at any time convenient for the American side.”
The Russian president also shot back at Biden’s claim that Putin is a “killer’ who lacks a “soul,” retorting “it takes one to know one”:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded to U.S. President Joe Biden’s accusation that he is a “killer” who doesn’t have a human soul, wishing Biden good health and stating “it takes one to know one.”
Putin responded to the remarks on Thursday, stating, “As he said, we know each other personally. What would I reply? I wish you health. I say that without any irony or joke.”
“I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard with each other we used to say: it takes one to know one,” Putin added in response to the “killer” accusation.
“Although they think we are the same as them, we are different people, we have a different genetic and cultural-moral code,” Putin said of the United States. “But we know how to defend our own interests, and we will work with them but in those areas in which we are interested and on terms we consider favorable for us. And they will have to reckon with that.”
Biden has refused to speak with foreign leaders in the first few months of his presidency, delegating said tasks to Vice President Kamala Harris.