Biden Just Showed How Scared He is of Vladimir Putin

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President Biden will not be having a press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Geneva this Wednesday 

Instead, he’ll have a solo press conference. 

Biden says that it’s “not a contest” and he doesn’t care who looks better in front of the camera. Instead, Biden wants to make himself “very clear” to Putin about how the latter must try harder if he wants to have a good relationship with Washington. 

Sounds legitimate, right? 

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Here’s the Deal

Biden is scared.

He’s not willing to face down Putin in front of the cameras when the world is watching. Instead, Biden wants to keep things behind closed doors where he can drone on and forget what he’s saying without embarrassing himself publicly. 

Biden says he doesn’t want problems with Russia, but he’s been going on about their country for years and the 2016 election interference. 

American sanctions on Russia haven’t yet brought it down; Biden is now being forced to look for other options including following the “international norms” that he apparently cares so much about. 

According to the Biden team, his Wednesday meeting in Geneva is going to be all about ways that Russia and the US can work together and address ongoing concerns; this meeting will follow Biden’s embarrassing performance at the G7 meetings, where he made a number of gaffes. These gaffes include repeatedly confusing Syria for Libya and other odd mistakes. 

Going on about his “deeply held values,” Biden hung around with leaders of Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Japan and the UK at the G7 conference in Cornwall, UK. However, all eyes will be on Biden in Switzerland, as he sits down to work things out with Russian strongman Putin. 

Weak Leadership Has Consequences

The fact of the matter is that weak leadership has consequences. Putin praised President Trump as being intelligent and quick-thinking because when Trump was in office, Putin knew that he couldn’t just push the US around. 

Putin knew that there would be actual consequences. 

Unlike the media’s absurd Russia collusion witch hunt, Trump was actually quite hard on Russia at times, including attacking a large amount of their mercenary fighters in Syria. However, he was also willing to talk to Russia and be reasonable, including at his 2018 meetup with Putin in Helsinki. 

The media went ballistic because Trump said he believed Putin’s claim that Russia didn’t hack the 2016 election; however, the press also completely ignored how much Trump did to rebuild relations. 

Now, with Biden in office, we’re in for some very unstable times. Weak leadership has consequences. No amount of liberal media cheerleading can cover that up or change how damaging it is to America and our allies.