Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned “it takes one to know one” and wished President Biden “good well being” after Biden referred to his Russian counterpart as a “killer.”
Putin’s comments, which aired on Russian state TV, come as the Kremlin demanded that Biden apologize for his “killer” comment and Moscow recalled its ambassador to Washington, DC, in retaliation.
In an interview on ABC Wednesday, anchor George Stephanopoulos requested Biden if he believes Putin is a “killer.”
Biden responded: “I do.”
“I bear in mind in my childhood, after we argued in the courtyard, we used to say: It takes one to know one. And that’s not a coincidence, not only a kids’s saying or joke,” Putin mentioned. “We at all times see our personal traits in different individuals and suppose they’re like how we actually are. And because of this, we assess (an individual’s) actions and provides assessments.”
“As he [Biden] mentioned, we all know one another personally. What would I reply to him? I might say: I want you well being. I want you well being. I say that with none irony or joke,” Putin added.
In the ABC interview, Biden additionally claimed he and the Russian leader had a dialog about the undeniable fact that he doesn’t imagine Putin has a soul.
Biden mentioned he informed the Russian leader, “I mentioned, ‘I regarded by way of your eyes, and I don’t suppose you may have a soul,’ ” the president informed ABC’s George Stephanopoulos — and Putin regarded again and replied, “We perceive one another.”
With Submit wires