Biden blinks and Putin WINS!

Vladimir Putin, Video Still
Vladimir Putin, Video Still

By Nick Arama | Apr 15, 2021 7:30 PM ET

As we have reported, Joe Biden got batted around by both the Chinese and Vladimir Putin in separate incidents, making one wonder if Biden was going to be able to respond appropriately to the threats that both China and Russia were posing around the world. That weakness already seemed to be encouraging China and Russia to make aggressive moves.

Now we see today that Joe Biden declared a “national emergency” in regard to Russia for the Solar Winds hack, booting some diplomats and imposing some sanctions. In that declaration, Biden also continued to falsely push the Russian bounties story that even his own people have now debunked. As my colleague Jennifer Van Laar reported, Biden tried to claim that he’s told Putin off.

Now it’s good that Biden responds to Russian provocations. Assuming they’re real, unlike the Russian bounties story. But the problem is that his response has been the typical Joe Biden we’ve seen in other things: mixed and incoherent. He put out that declaration, which as we said, had issues, but at least it did have sanctions and did expel diplomats.

But in the meantime, as the NY Post notes, Biden said he would be sending two destroyers to the Black Sea to deliver a message to Putin about not making moves on Ukraine, after Russia had massed thousands of troops on their border with Ukraine.

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