Lara Trump slams Biden for only answering questions from pre-approved reporters after Putin summit
LARA Trump has criticized Joe Biden for only answering questions from a pre-approved list of journalists at a press conference following his summit with Vladimir Putin.
The 78-year-old president told reporters about his discussions with the Russian strongman in Geneva on Wednesday afternoon.
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Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law ripped Biden for only taking a number of questions from his list of journalists.
Lara told Fox News: "The fact that this guy is out there saying ‘they told me to do X, Y, and Z, here’s my list – oh I’m gonna get in trouble’ – are you kidding me? Joe Biden, you’re the president of the US.
"Think about the message and the signal that this sends to our adversaries, to Vladimir Putin, to Kim Jong Un, to Xi Jinping, the people that are kind of looking for weakness in the United States.
"It makes us look ridiculous, it is embarrassing, and we’re getting no information from the president. It’s crazy."
The stinging criticism comes after Biden snapped at CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins as she grilled him on the meeting.
Biden was leaving the stage as the correspondent asked: "Why are you so confident [Putin] will change his behavior, Mr President?"
The president quipped back: "I'm not confident I'm going to change his behavior.
"What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident?"
The president held up his finger as he told Collins, "let's get it straight".
Biden said: "I said what will change their behavior, is if the rest of the world reacts to them and diminishes the standing new world. I'm not confident of anything, I'm just stating the facts."
The president later apologized for the confrontation – adding that he shouldn't have been "such a wise guy".
Late-night host Stephen Colbert mocked Biden for the episode, accusing the Democrat of exuding strong "Grandpa's had it with your lip" energy.
The liberal host then parodied the scene by ripping off his suit jacket and shouting angrily at an imaginary reporter, with his finger extended in front of him.
Colbert billed the talks, as the "Boniva in Geneva". Boniva is a medication used to treat osteoporosis.
During the same news conference, Biden accidentally referred to Putin as Donald Trump in an embarrassing blunder.
He said: "I caught part of President Trump's … eh Putin's … press conference."
The gaffe came as Putin name-checked Trump in his own press briefing as he admitted Biden is "very difficult" to the Republican.
Wednesday's summit concluded after around three hours of discussions – two hours earlier than the White House anticipated.
The president described the meeting as “constructive” and said it wasn’t conducted in a “hyperbolic atmosphere”.
But, Trump blasted Biden – adding that he didn't get anything from his summit with Putin.
The Republican claimed the meeting was a “good day for Russia” and said Biden “gave up” on the Nord Stream pipeline.
Trump told Sean Hannity: “I think it was a good day for Russia. I don't see what we got out of it.”
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