United States President Joe Biden He apologized this Wednesday to a journalist from CNN television after he angrily responded at the press conference after the summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva.
Just before getting on the Air Force One presidential plane to return to the US, Biden He publicly said he was sorry in statements to journalists. “I owe the last person who asked me an apology. I shouldn’t have been a ‘so smart’ guy in the last answer I gave,” he said wryly.
CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins asked her at the end of the press conference if he was confident that Putin will change his behavior after the summit.
Biden, who was already leaving, backed off and took a few steps towards the journalist and without a microphone he said, visibly annoyed: “I don’t trust him to change his behavior. What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say that I trusted? “ asked the president.
Wow. Biden SNAPS at a reporter at the end of the press conference…
“Where the hell – what do you do all the time?!”
“If you don’t understand that you are in the wrong business.” pic.twitter.com/30nCyooXMb
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And he continued: “What I said was that we were direct, I said that what will change his behavior [de Putin] is that the rest of the world reacts to them and reduces its position in the world, I don’t trust anything I just state a fact. “
Then Collins recalled that Putin has denied involvement in cyberattacks launched from Russian territory to the US and which has downplayed human rights abuses in Russia.
The journalist ended up asking the president how he could be sure that Putin will change. To which Biden replied: “If you don’t understand that, you are in the wrong job.”
Biden and Putin held their first summit on Wednesday since the American became president last January at Villa La Grange, an 18th-century mansion in Geneva.