Former Vice President Joe Biden just unintentionally revealed exactly why Russian leader Vladimir Putin appeals to Donald Trump so much when he recalled an encounter he’d had with Putin himself. On Thursday night, Biden made a speech at an awards gala in Washington, where he told a story about the last time he’d met with Putin during a visit to Russia. Biden recalled:
[W]hen I was last with Putin, and we were in his office alone, and he wanted to show me his magnificent office. And it was. And I had my arms up, I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do!’”
As most people know that Biden is usually not one to hold back, the entire audience burst into laughter. However, Biden was serious as hell and was eager to finish his story and drive his point home.
We were coincidentally about this far apart looking at each other and I said — and I wasn’t being a wise guy — I said, ‘Mr. President I’m looking in your eyes and you have no soul.’ And he looked back at me, he said, ‘We understand one another.’ It’s important to understand. Not to threaten. To understand the other, where the other person is coming from.”
Here’s a clip of Biden’s speech below:
From Biden’s story alone, it becomes crystal clear why Trump has such a crush on Putin. Trump respects the crap out of the Russian leader because he also has no empathy or soul! As he’s recently shown with his pathetic, inhumane responses to natural disasters and historically deadly shootings, Trump doesn’t give a sh*t about anyone but himself – and that’s why he feels such an affection for Putin.
Biden didn’t even have to mention Trump’s name to show the connection between these two. It just goes to show that the more we know about Trump and his biggest influences, the more terrifying he gets.
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