Biden Gets Testy With Press Over Putin Meeting: ‘If You Don’t Understand That, You’re in the Wrong Business’ (Video)

“What the hell?” president asks after CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asks about Putin

Lindsey Ellefson

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, he apologized to 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 and what he’s “so afraid of” given that his political opponents consistently wind up dead or in jail.

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