After he finished his summit with the Russian President, and at the end of his press conference, US President Joe Biden attacked a reporter who asked him why he was confident that Putin would change his “malign behavior”, as he put it.
BIDEN blowing his top and Harassing a female reporter. At a “diplomatic summit” NOT GOOD JOE. pic.twitter.com/YU9XyPkkNF
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) June 16, 2021
The story began during the president’s speech, when he stressed his commitment to work for the release of Americans imprisoned in Russia, so a journalist turned around and said to him: “I am not sure that he will change his behavior?! …what the hell..what do you do all the time?”
When CNN reporter Caitlin Collins tried to speak, the president raised his finger and said, “When did I say I was confident? I said that what will change his behavior is if the world interacts with him and reduces his position in the world.. I am not sure of anything, I am just telling the truth.”
The journalist replied and said: “Because his previous behavior did not It changes, and in the press conference after sitting with you for several hours, Putin denied any involvement in cyber-attacks and downplayed human rights violations.. How can we say the meeting was constructive?”
Biden says he’s sorry for having been “such a wise guy” https://t.co/XISoCoJrU3
— Glenn Greenwald (@ ggreenwald) June 16, 2021
“If you do not understand this, you are in the wrong profession”
Biden only said to her: “If you don’t understand that, you are in the wrong profession,” and then walked away from the podium.
However, after that the president introduced Apologizing for his tone with Collins, he said in a statement on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One that he should have been a “wise man.”
It is worth noting that after four hours of talks, the long-awaited summit was over. Between US Presidents Joe Biden and Russian Vladimir Putin, which was held in a villa in Geneva, the two presidents left a joint statement declaring their intention to initiate a dialogue on strategic stability.