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Russia says Joe Biden ‘debasing’ himself by labeling Vladimir Putin

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event in Culver City, California, February 21, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Russia says President Joe Biden of the United States is demeaning himself and his country by labeling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB.”

The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday censured Biden for his remarks.

“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,” Peskov told Reuters.

“But it debases those who use such vocabulary.”

The remark was “probably some kind of attempt to look like a Hollywood cowboy. But honestly I don’t think it’s possible.”

“Has Putin ever used one crude word to address you? This has never happened. Therefore, I think that such vocabulary debases America itself,” Peskov said.

Putin’s ally Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president in 2008-2012, said the existential threat to the world came from “useless old geezers like Biden himself.” A “senile” Biden, Medvedev has said, is “ready to start a war with Russia.”

On Wednesday, Biden made the obscene comments about Putin during a fundraiser in San Francisco.

“We have a crazy SOB like Putin and others, and we always have to worry about nuclear conflict, but the existential threat to humanity is climate,” Biden was quoted as saying while talking about the climate crisis.

Biden is known for his tendency for absurd remarks. POTUS has a history of calling others names.

In January 2022, he was caught on a hot microphone using the same term of abuse about a Fox News White House reporter.

Biden has also accused, without any proof, Putin and his men of involvement in the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The Kremlin has dismissed Washington’s claims.

Moscow says Navalny’s death is still under investigation.

The White House dweller on Tuesday said the US will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia over the death of Navalny and the Ukraine war.

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