Regardless of what political outcomes ultimately turn out, Joe Biden won the summit with Putin by restoring respect for America.
President Biden smiled broadly when a US reporter asked Putin why he feared opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Jennifer Jacobs asked Putin:
I yelled at Putin, why are you so afraid of the navy? Putin heard me and didn't answer. Biden gave me a big grin. pic.twitter.com/Z8pFbPDgtO
– Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 16, 2021
At the press conference after the summit with Biden, Putin's tone of voice was very different from that of the Helsinki debacle with Trump:
That change of tone by Putin after meeting Biden compared to his time when he went wild when Trump crawled on his knee at their joint press conference says it all. America now has a president that Putin must respect. pic.twitter.com/TpBslEpTQD
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 16, 2021
President Biden has replaced Putin's handpicked lap dog in the Oval Office. Republicans had hoped the Biden-Putin summit would fail, but it brought the greatest possible success.
President Biden's first trip abroad was a complete success. In contrast to the sprawling carnival of toxicity, humiliation, conflict, and failure among the last man, Biden has brought the United States back to its place as the world's greatest superpower.
There is much to be done, but President Biden has shown that he is the president who can fix what has gone so wrong over the past four years.
America is back, and Putin is back in his place, forced to respect the President of the United States.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association