Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged President Biden to an on-air debate after Biden referred to the Russian leader as a "killer."
“I’ve just thought of this now,” Putin said to a Russian state television reporter on Thursday. “I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called, without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”
In response, the White House said it has no plans to hold a future meeting with Putin and that Biden is “quite busy.”
The relationship between Biden and Putin has grown tense over the past few days after Biden referred to the Russian leader as a "killer" in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.