White House Shuts Down Putin’s Live Debate Challenge – Biden Is ‘Quite Busy’

After Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Joe Biden to a live debate, the White House quickly shut down any possibility of that happening, saying the Commander-in-Chief is “quite busy.”

The strange turn of events stemmed from a bitter exchange between Biden and Putin that included accusations of each other being ‘killers,’ accompanied by schoolyard taunts.

In an interview with ABC News Wednesday, Biden was asked whether or not he thought Putin was “a killer,” to which he replied: “Uh-huh, I do.”

Putin responded by having Russia’s U.S. Ambassador recalled and noting of Biden’s comments, “it takes one to know one.”

Things really got interesting when Putin upped the stakes by challenging Biden to the live debate.

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White House: The Biden-Putin Debate Isn’t Happening

Putin suggested he could have his foreign ministry set up the live debate between him and Biden for Friday or Monday.

“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,” the Russian President said.

“Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion,” he continued. “It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”

I’d watch, would you? Hell, make it a pay-per-view and use the money to offset Biden’s coming tax increases on the American people.

But alas, ’tis not to be.

“I don’t have anything to report to you in terms of a future meeting,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “The president will, of course, be in Georgia tomorrow and quite busy​.”

CNN reports that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Georgia Friday as part of the “Help is Here” tour, a series of visits meant to brag about the passage of the American Rescue Plan.

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Back To Hidin’ Biden

Is it really a surprise that President Biden would shy away from a debate with Russia’s president?

This is, after all, the same man who can’t even spar with the American media, having broken a 100-year record for sitting presidents by avoiding his first press conference until March 25th.

For that matter, can you imagine Donald Trump shying away from such a challenge?

Donald Trump Jr. took to social media to mock Biden for essentially being ridiculed by Putin.

“Putin just challenged Joe Biden to an unscripted live debate,” he tweeted.

“The whole world knows that we have no leadership at the top just an empty suit with a teleprompter (and he can’t even get that right),” Trump Jr. added. “They look at America’s weakness right now and are salivating.”

Aside from Putin, other world leaders have openly taken jabs at the American President.

In the first public comments from a high-ranking member of the North Korean regime to Biden, Kim Yo Jong, sister of leader Kim Jong Un, took a shot at the U.S. conducting joint military drills with South Korea.

“If it [America] wants to sleep in peace for (the) coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step,” Jong said.

ABC News reveals that Chinese officials openly mocked a U.S. delegation in high-level meetings in Alaska Thursday.

“Top diplomat Yang Jiechi lectured Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan for nearly 30 minutes, rejecting U.S. concerns over issues like Hong Kong and cyberattacks and mocking America over its democracy and human rights record,” they report.

And Andrei Turchak, leader of the main pro-Kremlin United Russia party, slapped back at President Biden over his ‘killer’ remarks saying it is an example of “the U.S. political marasmus and its leader’s dementia.”

The Biden administration has been declaring since Trump’s departure from office that “diplomacy is back” in America.

So too is mockery from world leaders who look down on feckless, feeble, incompetent people in the White House.


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Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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