“He pays a value,” Biden mentioned of Putin in an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. “We had an extended speak, he and I, and comparatively effectively. And the dialog began — ‘I do know you and you realize me. If I set up this occurred, be ready.'”
The President would not present extra particulars to ABC on what “value” Putin pays, however the Biden administration is anticipated to announce sanctions associated to election interference as quickly as subsequent week, three US State Division officers have informed CNN. The officers didn’t disclose any particulars associated to the anticipated sanctions however mentioned that they’ll goal a number of international locations together with Russia, China and Iran.
Biden claims he informed Putin he did not assume Putin had a soul. Putin’s response, Biden recollects, was to say, “We perceive each other.”
“Look, most vital factor coping with international leaders, and I’ve handled plenty of them over my profession, is simply know the opposite man,” Biden informed ABC.
When interviewer George Stephanopoulos requested Biden if he thought Putin was “a killer,” the President mentioned, “Mhmm. I do.”
“The worth he’ll pay, effectively, you will see shortly,” Biden continued. “There are locations the place it is in our mutual curiosity to work collectively. That is why I renewed the START settlement with him. That occurred whereas he is doing this, however that is overwhelmingly within the curiosity of humanity that we diminish the prospect of a nuclear alternate.”
CNN’s Zachary Cohen, Marshall Cohen and Katelyn Polantz contributed to this report.