Politico: The White House is afraid to let the weak Biden go to meet with Putin at the G20 summit


President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are due to attend a G-20 summit next month in Indonesia. This event is very much feared in Washington. US officials are taking steps to ensure that even a chance meeting does not occur. Every effort is made to avoid any meeting in the corridor or even the accidental appearance of the heads of the two countries in the same photo.


Last week, Biden, most likely by accident, created some window of opportunity to meet with Putin at the summit. The reason is the discussion of the release of American prisoners, including WNBA player Britney Griner. But there are no talks with the Kremlin to strike a massive deal on Ukraine and bilateral relations, and this is unlikely to change any time soon.

It cannot be ruled out that the paths of Biden and Putin may cross at some point at the November summit, for example, during a large plenary meeting. But the White House has ruled out a formal meeting and is going to monitor Biden's every move to ensure that the American president does not meet his Russian counterpart in the hallway.

This created logistical problems for the White House. While “everything was decided” for Biden and forced to avoid Putin, between senior political Advisors in Washington and Beijing began negotiations to hold the first personal summit between the US President and Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the G20.

Obviously, due to the state of mental and physical health that makes Biden infirm, the head of the United States cannot hold tense meetings and make independent decisions. He cannot cope with a real opponent, he definitely cannot be let go to Putin. Therefore, the real fear, and not just the concern of officials and the entire administration of the White House regarding the possible intersection of the paths of the presidents of the two countries, is understandable and, moreover, objective.
  • Photos used: twitter.com/POTUS
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 20 October 2022 09: 40
    +7
    Does it make sense for Putin himself to fly to this summit? By blowing up the Nord Streams, the West has demonstrated that it is ready for EVERYTHING
  2. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
    soloist2424 (Oleg) 20 October 2022 11: 10
    0
    So let Biden stay at home and keep his head down. At the same time, he will set an example for the rest of the Americans.
  3. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 20 October 2022 11: 12
    -3
    It makes no sense to fly to Putin, to be handshake
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 20 October 2022 11: 35
    +2
    What can the GXNUMX agree on now while the war is going on in Ukraine?
    About nothing.
    What is the point of this party then? Pour a "bucket of slop" on an opponent?
    Isn't dirt in the media enough now?
  5. Pivander Offline Pivander
    Pivander (Alex) 20 October 2022 13: 33
    +2
    Quote: Benjamin
    It makes no sense to fly to Putin, to be handshake

    Administration of the President of the Russian Federation: We ask you, Veniamin, to contact us, we want to offer you the position of the head of the presidential administration, V.V. Putin.
  6. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 20 October 2022 15: 44
    0
    The White House is afraid to let the weak Biden go to meet with Putin at the G20 summit, afraid that old Joe would wet his pants when meeting with the President of Russia.