(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- President Joe Biden keeps trying to look tough to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but this week he fell flat on his face once again when Putin kicked 10 Americans out of Russia and blacklisted several others.
How’s the tough guy charade working out for you, President Biden?
After President Joe Biden kicked 10 Russians out of the United States on Thursday for allegedly interfering in the 2020 presidential election, Russia responded in kind.
On Friday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced that 10 U.S. officials would be expelled from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and a further eight current and former American officials banned from ever entering Russia again.
And President Putin’s administration made it very clear that it was a “mirrored response to sanctions against Russian officials.”
President Joe Biden tried to act tough in March when he said during a television interview that the Russian president was a “killer.”
Putin responded by simply saying, “it takes one to know one,” before wishing President Biden “good health” – a poke at the U.S. president’s very clear physical and cognitive decline.
The Russian leader also challenged President Biden to a live television debate, another nod to Biden’s shortcomings – namely his apparent inability to give a speech or answer questions without the use of a teleprompter.
“On the basis of reciprocity, the expulsion of employees of US diplomatic missions will follow in an amount commensurate with the action carried out by the US authorities against Russian diplomats,” Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this week.
The ministry also said that they “noticed how quickly the UYS Administration sang along in Warsaw, demanding the departure of three Russian diplomats from Poland.”
In response, the Russians also said that five diplomats from Poland would be expelled from the country.
It comes at a time of increased tensions between Russia and the West, with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia worse than it has been since the Obama administration.
Some of that tension spans from President Putin’s continued threats made against Ukraine, with 42,000 Russian troops stationed in Crimea and 41,000 on the eastern border of Ukraine.
Anti-Ukraine rhetoric has increased in recent months as Russia heads to the polls in a parliamentary election. It’s a tactic used by Putin in elections before and looks to be another effort to rally the Russian people behind his party’s candidates.