Last Updated on June 12, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised 45th President Donald Trump as “extraordinary” and not part of the Republican Party establishment, unlike Joe Biden, who Putin characterizes as a lifelong servant of the political class.
According to Neon Nettle, Putin made the remarks ahead of the G7 summit of world leaders. Putin described President Trump as “an extraordinary individual, talented individual,” and said, “Otherwise, he would not have become U.S. president.” Putin added that President Trump “is a colorful individual,” and as a result, “you may like him or not.”
“But he didn’t come from the U.S. establishment,” added Putin. “He had not been part of big-time politics before, and some like it, some don’t like it, but that is a fact.” Putin sharply contrasted President Trump to Biden, who he characterized as a lifelong member of the political class who may be incapable of making quick decisions.
“President Biden, of course, is radically different from Trump because President Biden is a career man,” said Putin. “He has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics. Just thing of the number of years he spent in the Senate.” As a result, said Putin, “That’s a different kind of person,” and, “there will not be any impulse-based movements on behalf of the sitting U.S. president.”
Putin’s comments on President Trump appear to vindicate a statement released by the 45th President this week, in which he claimed that despite unfair news coverage, “the United States won much, including the respect of President Putin and Russia” when he met with the Russian president. President Trump says he was able to overcome the “disadvantage” created by the fruitless Mueller investigation and constant media whinging about “collusion” that proved not to exist.
President Trump then wished Biden good luck ahead of his upcoming meeting with Putin. “Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin – don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards!”
TRUMP: "Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin—don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards!" pic.twitter.com/jLG8z22Gjk
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The Biden administration has repeatedly escalated tensions with Russia in its short existence. In April, Biden backed down from a potential confrontation with Putin, calling back Navy ships sent to the Black Sea after Russia ordered the United States to stay away from Ukraine for its “own good.” Similarly, Biden rebuffed an offer from Putin to live stream a meeting between the two leaders, only to then call for such a meeting a month later.
Russia has responded by ratcheting up its rhetoric against the United States, as well. In April, Russia condemned the Biden regime for promoting a “cultural revolution” against the United States, and for this movement’s “aggression against white people.” Most recently, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov slammed the Biden administration for the “persecution” of the mostly peaceful protesters who were arrested during the Capitol Hill protests on January 6, and suggested Biden’s administration may be responsible for human rights violations.