Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Putin said, “The conversation was quite constructive. And I once again understood that President Biden is an experienced statesman.”
“Our one-on-one conversation took almost two hours. It’s not every world leader that gets this amount of attention,” he continued.
He went on to say Biden is “very different” from former President Donald Trump.
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Putin calls President Biden "an experienced statesman" and says he is "very different" from former President Trump
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During an interview with NBC News before the meeting with Biden, Putin said, “Even now I believe that former U.S. president Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. president.”
“You may like him or not. But he didn’t come from the U.S. establishment, he had not been part of big time politics before, and some like it, some don’t like it, but that is a fact,” he continued.
Finally, he added, “President Biden is radically different from Trump because President Biden is the career man. … A different kind of person. It is my great hope that yes, there are some advantages, some disadvantages, but there will not be any impulse-based movements on behalf of the sitting U.S. president.”
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