RT-Engels: 12-07-2024,

The US president has a history of offending his Russian counterpart in public statements

US President Joe Biden has once again insulted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, labeling him a “murderous madman” over his role in the Ukraine conflict.

Speaking at a press briefing in Washington on Thursday, Biden hailed NATO as a bloc that made the world and its members safer due to its collective defense clause, based on the principle “if they attack one of us they attack all of us.” He stated that those who did not believe in this got a “rude awakening” when Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in February 2022.

“When Putin invaded Ukraine, some of the oldest and deepest fears in Europe roared back to life because once again a murderous madman was on the march,” Biden stated, referring to the Russian leader.

It’s not the first time that Biden has disparaged Putin in public speeches. At a campaign event in March, the US president called the Russian leader “a butcher,” again in connection with the Ukraine conflict. In February, Biden branded Putin a “crazy S.O.B.” At the time, Peskov said Americans should be ashamed of a leader who used such language.

Following a series of embarrassing gaffes, Biden is facing increasing public scrutiny over his mental decline ahead of the fast-approaching US presidential election in November.

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