Putin isn't ready to recognize Biden as president, says relations between Moscow and the U.S. are 'already ruined'
That's Russian President Vladimir Putin explaining to Russian state TV in an interview on Sunday why he's not ready to acknowledge Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.
Putin, one of the few remaining global leaders not recognizing Biden as the winner of the election, was quoted by Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-22/putin-says-he-s-not-ready-to-recognize-biden-as-u-s-president) as basically saying he doesn't believe it matters what he says at this point because relations between the U.S. and Moscow are "already ruined."
Meanwhile, Trump still won't concede and continues to push legal action to overturn the results even as some of his most loyal backers, such as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, urge him to accept the outcome (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-legal-team-is-a-national-embarrassment-according-to-one-loyal-trump-supporter-11606071401?mod=mw_latestnews).
Back in 2016, Putin wasted no time in becoming one of the first global leaders to congratulate Trump for winning the election. Of course, unlike Trump this year, Hillary Clinton conceded the day after the vote.
-Shawn Langlois; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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November 22, 2020 15:07 ET (20:07 GMT)
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