Last Updated on March 18, 2021
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.”
During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Biden had responded in the affirmative, without hesitation, to a question about whether he believed Putin was a “killer,” going on to threaten to make Russia “pay a price” for unsubstantiated claims of Kremlin election interference.
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.
NEW: Vladimir Putin responds to President Biden's accusation that he is a "killer"
"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." pic.twitter.com/TQIgOxO9iR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 18, 2021
“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.”
The Russian government has previously criticized the Biden regime for its politically motivated crackdown on Trump supporters following election integrity protests, as reported by National File:
In the statement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova delivered a scathing assessment of the human rights situation in the United States under President Joe Biden.
Zakharova described the ongoing crackdown against Trump loyalists in the United States:“The FBI has reportedly opened more than 400 criminal cases and applied for more than 500 search warrants and subpoenas for suspects; it has also brought charges against and detained around 200 people. Only several dozen defendants have been released on bail or placed under house arrest. The others are being subjected to harsh pressure, with members of their family and social circle being coerced into giving a ‘convenient’ testimony. Moreover, people who have not even been officially charged are losing their jobs; they are being banned from social media and publicly ostracised.”She also questioned the “objectivity of the law enforcement agencies” involved in this campaign, noting that they were acting under orders and “in line with the narrative of the current administration who declared the events of January 6, 2021 a riot and everybody who was near the US Congress on that day all but plunderers.”