- ‘This is a huge shame for the country itself… for the United States. “If a president uses that kind of language, it’s shameful,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The Kremlin criticized Joe Biden’s use of “disgraceful language” after the US president called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy son” during an event to raise awareness about climate change in San Francisco.
‘This is a huge shame for the country itself… for the United States. If a president uses that kind of language, he is shameful,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He commented that Biden’s statement was a poor attempt to sound like a “Hollywood cowboy.”
A brief report on the website of the Russian state news agency TASS quoted Peskov as saying: “Biden’s words about Putin may not hurt the Russian president, but they are an embarrassment to the United States itself.”
Biden’s full comment to a small group of reporters was: “We have a crazy son of a bitch like that guy Putin, but the existential threat to humanity is the climate.”
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a staunch ally of Putin, said the real “existential threat” in the world was “useless old men, like Biden himself.” He went on to accuse the president of being “ready to start a war with Russia.”
President Joe Biden was speaking at a climate change event when he appeared to go off script to denounce Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been implicated around the world for the death of his political rival Alexei Navalny.
‘This is a huge shame for the country itself… for the United States. “If a president uses that kind of language, it’s shameful,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in the image.
Peskov said: “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.”
“But it demeans those who use that vocabulary.”
Peskov said the comment was “probably some kind of attempt to sound like a Hollywood cowboy.” But honestly, I don’t think it’s possible.
Has Mr. Putin ever used a rude word to address you? This has never happened. Therefore, I think that such vocabulary demeans the United States itself,” Mr. Peskov said.
He later added in comments to a state television journalist: “This is a shame for the country itself, I mean the United States.”
The comments come less than a week after Biden and many other Western leaders condemned Putin and accused him of murdering his political rival Alexei Navalny in an Arctic penal colony.
“We don’t know exactly what happened, but there is no doubt that Nalvany’s death was a consequence of something that Putin and his thugs did,” Biden said at the White House after Russian prison officials announced that Navalny had died.
The Kremlin has denied involvement in Navalny’s death and said Western claims that Putin was responsible are unacceptable.
Biden and Putin remain deeply at odds over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago, for which Russia has been sanctioned by the United States and other Western nations. Biden’s reactions have further cooled already bitter relations between the United States and Russia.
On Tuesday, Biden said the United States will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s death and the Ukraine war.
Biden’s expected Republican opponent in November, former President Donald Trump, has expressed his admiration for Putin both during his tenure in the White House (2017-2021) and after. However, he also recently compared himself to Navalny, implying that both had faced politically motivated prosecutions.
“I don’t know where the hell this is coming from,” Biden said Wednesday in reaction to Trump comparing himself to Navalny.
Biden has previously cursed others as a “son of a bitch.” In January 2022, he was caught on hot microphone using the same term of abuse against a Fox News reporter at the White House.
The Scranton native has a tendency to go off-script during election fundraising efforts and in recent months has criticized the Chinese government, the Republican Party and U.S. ally Israel for their bombing of the Strip. Loop.