Joe Biden mistakenly referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “President Trump,” and then quickly corrected himself. Now we know why Biden was afraid of a joint press conference with Putin.
On June 16, U.S. President Joe Biden met Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office. The hours-long summit in Geneva spanned several activities, including a meeting with just the two leaders and their top foreign aides, as well as solo news conferences to comment on their conversations.
The Russian president spoke for more than 55 minutes and took more than two-dozen questions. He did not use a teleprompter at any time during the session.
Shortly thereafter, Biden took just seven questions from the press but first spoke from a teleprompter. Within the first 10 minutes of the event, he indeed referred to Putin as former President Trump, and then immediately corrected his mistake.
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