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President Joe Biden got testy with the press on Wednesday after being asked about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, demanding to know what reporters "do all the time" and suggesting they were "in the wrong business." He later apologized.
While in Geneva, Switzerland, where Biden and Putin met earlier in the day, CNN's Kaitlan Collins asked, "Why are you so confident he will change his behavior, Mr. President?"
"I'm not confident I'm going to change his behavior," Biden, who was walking away but turned around to approach the press, responded. "What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? I said… I said… what I said was… Let's get it straight: I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world. I'm not confident of anything; I'm just stating a fact."
Before meeting with Putin, biden assures the Europeans of her support
Video: European leaders spied by the United States: "It's extremely serious," reacts Clement Beaune (Le Figaro) Your Browser does not support this video © Provided by the Point L ES United States Reaffirm their support for the Europe . Before his first peak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , the US President Joe Biden promised that his country would be held alongside his European allies against the Russia .
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Collins persisted, asking, "Given his past behavior has not changed, and in that press conference, after sitting down with you for several hours, he denied any involvement in cyberattacks, he downplayed human rights abuses, he even refused to say Alexei Navalny's name. So how does that amount to a constructive meeting, as President Putin framed it?"
"If you don't understand that, you're in the wrong business," Biden replied as he turned to leave. A short time later, heto Collins and said he shouldn't have been such a "wise guy."
Following the meeting of the two presidents on Wednesday, Putin did appear for a press conference, where he was asked about Russian cyberattacks andgiven that his political opponents consistently wind up dead or in jail.
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at the Summit between US President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, it was also about the topics of ransomware and cyberattacks. Biden showed clear edge. © G0D4ATHER / Shutterstock Biden and Putin had a lot to discuss. What exactly the head of state of the US and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, discussed at their summit on Monday in Swiss Geneva, is not known. However, some details from the talks betrayed them after the respective press conferences.