Putin Cracks On Biden's 'Good Memory' [Video]
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a swing at Joe Biden's 'good memory'. Low-hanging fruit considering we're talking about the same politician that forgot his own name and what office he was running for during his 2020 presidential campaign.
In an attempt to seem like a tough guy, Biden claimed to have stood nose to nose with Putin and told the Russian president that 'he has no soul'. An interaction that Putin says he has no memory of and discredited Biden further by saying talks are made to build relations not insult one another.
Putin then added that maybe Biden's memory is better than his own.
“Well, President Biden says — one time when you met, you were inches away from each other, close to each other,” reporter Keir Simmons said. “And he said to you, ‘I’m looking in your eyes, and I can’t see a soul.’ And you said, ‘We understand each other.’ Do you remember that exchange?”
“As far as soul, I’m not sure. One has to think about what soul is. But I do not remember this particular part of our conversations, to be honest with you. I do not remember,” Putin said, later adding, “And— as far as soul goes, that’s something for the church.”
When later pressed on the same issue, Putin said, “I do not remember this, something wrong with my memory.”
“He says it was about it was 10 years ago, 10 years ago when he was vice president, he says,” the reporter said.
“Well, he probably has a good memory,” Putin responded.
Putin previously wished Biden “good health” in response to Biden calling Putin a killer. Putin went as far as to challenge Biden to live political discussion to be broadcast to the entire world, which Biden did not accept.
VLADIMIR PUTIN: Well, that depends on the context. It depends on what form they’re said in. One can say this in different ways. It can be presented in different ways. But generally, people meet up in order to establish a relationship and create an environment and conditions for joint work, with a view to achieving some kind of positive results.
If — one is — going to have a fight with somebody else — why bother and — have a meeting? One’s better off — looking into budget and social policies — domestically. We have many issues that we have to resolve. What’s the point then? It’s just — a waste of time.
Of course, one can and present this for domestic political consumption, which I believe is what has been done in — the U.S. in the last two years, where the U.S.-Russia relationship was sacrificed for the sake of a fierce political strife inside the U.S. We can see that.
We know it very well. We have been accused of all kinds of things: election interference, cyber attacks and so on and so forth. And not once, not once, not one time did they bother to produce any kind of evidence or proof. Just unfounded accusations. I’m surprised that we have not yet been accused of— provoking the Black Lives Matter movement. That would have been a good line of attack.