At a press conference on June 16 following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, US President Joe Biden said that the US media had a negative impression of the meeting between the two leaders.
“You always have a negative attitude; you never ask me positive questions,” he said.
Asked by reporters what guarantees that Moscow will “change its behavior in the coming months,” Biden replied that “we have to be realistic, but look to the future optimistically.”
As CNN reported, the president left Geneva, but he spoke to the press before boarding Air Force One for the trip to Washington.
The American leader reiterated that there were “no threats” during the meeting. The president added that he “just let him [Putin] know where I stand, what I think we could accomplish together, and what we would do if American sovereignty was violated.”