The New York Times reports:
President Biden will face the press by himself after two private sessions with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, a move designed to deny the Russian leader an international platform like the one he received during a 2018 summit in Helsinki with President Donald J. Trump.
Top aides to Mr. Biden said that during negotiations over the meetings, to be held at an 18th-century Swiss villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Russian government was eager to have Mr. Putin join Mr. Biden in a news conference.
But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki.
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“the Russian government was eager to have Mr. Putin join Mr. Biden in a news conference. But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki.”https://t.co/xnJmC67JTF
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) June 12, 2021
Helsinki was one of the low points of his presidency.
Trump remembers it fondly, in one of his more psychotic statements pic.twitter.com/MTMJhm9H0C
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) June 10, 2021
3 summers ago in Helsinki, Donald Trump stood in front of the world & said: “I stand with Putin. I believe Putin. And members of America’s intelligence community can go fuck themselves.”
It was a gross act of disloyalty.
Today, Trump repeated what he said at Helsinki. Traitor.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 10, 2021
I questioned the genuineness of Donald Trump during the #Helsinki meeting with Putin. It confirmed that Hillary Clinton was right about how he is Putin’s puppet. I then officially ended my support for Trump and have never looked back. Thank God, Joe Biden is our President.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) June 11, 2021
President Biden will not do a joint press conference with Putin when they meet, White House announces — two years after Trump sided with Russia over US intel agencies in Helsinki.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) June 12, 2021