US conservative commentator Candace Owens believes President Joe Biden is not mentally capable of publicly debating his Russian counterpart and offered Vladimir Putin an invitation to be a guest on her show instead.
The bold and harshly-worded take on Biden and Putin, which Owens asked her Twitter followers to share, came after the two world leaders exchanged ‘pleasantries’ through the media this week.
I am asking ALL of my followers to RETWEET this: For obvious mental health reasons, @JoeBiden has declined a public discussion with @KremlinRussia_E. I would like to publicly invite Vladimir Putin sit down with me for a wide-ranging interview on @thecandaceshow.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 19, 2021
Things kicked off when Biden called Putin a “killer” in an interview and promised that the Russian would “pay a price” for allegedly interfering in the 2020 US presidential election. Putin responded by wishing Biden good health (unironically, Putin stressed) and challenging the US president to a public debate on issues dividing the two nations.
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Unsurprisingly, the White House rejected the call, which Candace claimed was done “for obvious mental health reasons,” referring to what many conservatives perceive as a decline in Biden’s energy and wits.
“I would like to publicly invite Vladimir Putin to sit down with me for a wide-ranging interview,” Owens wrote.
The online reaction to her tweet was as divided as one could expect in the confrontational political world of present-day America. Outraged commenters told her to go see a therapist or wondered if the post came from a parody account.
This tweet from this parody account is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a while. Saying that the actual Candace couldn’t interview a potato. Anyhoo it did make me laugh. He’d eat her for breakfast.
— Penny 🏉 (@pennyarnie) March 19, 2021
All done. Let’s be honest. If he accepted, it would be the most cringe inducing, embarrassing and yet also entertaining thing ever to be broadcast on TV
— CentreRightBrit (@BritRight) March 19, 2021
Fans joined in her dunking on Biden or cheered in anticipation of a possible Putin interview.
Owens is not the only US celebrity who recently made a Twitter bid to secure a one-on-one with Putin. Last month, billionaire Elon Musk asked the Russian president to join him at the audio chat app Clubhouse for a conversation. The Kremlin did not take Musk up on the offer, however.
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