President Joe Biden said new sanctions on Russia were about ‘increasing the pain’ on Russian President Vladimir Putin – whom he termed a ‘brute’ during a tense exchange with a reporter at a press conference in Brussels Thursday.
He also said that new sanctions on Russia, which have been increasing by the day, are here to stay.
‘The single most important thing is for us to stay unified,’ Biden when asked a question by a reporter who said is threat of sanctions had failed to deter Putin from invading Ukraine.
‘Let’s get one thing straight,’ Biden said, when asked why he thinks Putin would change course.
‘I did not say that sanctions would in fact deter him. Sanctions never deter,’ Biden lectured. ‘You keep talking about that.’
‘The maintenance of sanctions, increasing the pain … is to be sure that after a month we will sustain what we’re doing – not just next month, the following month, but for the remainder of this entire year,’ he continued.
‘You’re playing a game with me,’ Biden told a reporter who pressed him on Russia policy.
This is what’s most of the mainstream media reported about when it comes to Biden’s embarrassing display in front of the world!
What we’ve learned is the fact that at least the foreign press isn’t as soft towards Biden as the American press.
“Marcus” of Germany’s Der Spiegel went “hard” on Biden and the visibly shaken President lost his direction: “[T]here are widespread concerns in Europe that a figure like [Trump] maybe even…himself might get elected president again. So, are there any steps…you’re trying to do her…to prevent…becoming undone two years from now?”
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