Kremlin says Biden’s description of Putin as a “crazy SOB” degrades the US

According to the Kremlin, Joe Biden’s comment on Thursday referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “crazy SOB” was a foolish effort to seem like a “Hollywood cowboy” and denigrated the United States and people who use such language.

The US president said as much on Wednesday at a fundraiser in San Francisco. He added that although the environment remained the greatest danger to civilization, there was always a chance of nuclear war.

“The use of such language against the head of another state by the president of the United States is unlikely to infringe on our president, President Putin,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the “But it debases those who use such vocabulary.”

According to Peskov, the comment was “probably an attempt to look like a Hollywood cowboy.” However, I really don’t believe that is feasible.”

Has Mr. Putin ever addressed you with even one expletive word? This has never occurred. Peskov said, “I believe that such vocabulary debases America itself.”

In remarks to a state television interviewer later, he said, “This is a disgrace for the country itself, I mean the United States.”

The worst crisis in ties between Russia and the West since the Cold War has been brought on by the conflict in Ukraine, the passing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and claims by the United States that Russia intends to launch a nuclear weapon into space.

Certain officials from both Russia and the United States said they cannot recall a period when ties between the two largest nuclear powers in the world were worse, even during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Following the announcement of Navalny’s death in a Russian prison colony last week, Biden said that it was “a consequence of something that Putin and his thugs did.” Putin was allegedly attempting to murder Navalny, a claim the Kremlin refuted.

Officials from Russia claim that without waiting for proof, the West hurried to accuse Putin. The West’s response to Navalny’s passing, according to the Kremlin, is inappropriate and unwarranted.

In 2022, Biden said that Putin “cannot remain in power” at a speech in Warsaw. Hardliners in Russia saw the statement as proof that the United States intended to remove Putin, but the White House downplayed it.

Biden said in 2021 that he believed Putin was a murderer. Putin said that Biden called him afterwards to clarify his remarks.

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