US President Joe Biden vowed Thursday he will not “bow down” to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, fiercely criticizing rival Donald Trump in his State of the Union address.

From the very first moments of his annual address, Biden lashed out at his predecessor and presumed Republican rival in November elections and urged the divided Congress to approve stalled military aid to Ukraine.

“Putin of Russia is on the march, invading Ukraine and sowing chaos throughout Europe and beyond,” Biden said.

“If anybody in this room thinks Putin will stop at Ukraine, I assure you he will not.”

“It wasn’t long ago when a Republican president named Ronald Reagan thundered, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” Biden said, invoking the famous 1987 Berlin speech in the waning days of the Cold War.

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“My predecessor, a former Republican president, tells Putin, ‘Do whatever the hell you want,’ That’s a quote,” Biden told the joint session. 

“I think it’s outrageous, it’s dangerous and it’s unacceptable,” Biden said.

“My message to President Putin, who I’ve known for a long time, is simple: We will not walk away,” Biden said.

“I will not bow down,” Biden said. “In a literal sense, history is watching.”

In the first few minutes of the address, Biden also lambasted Trump for fomenting an attempt to overthrow the US government by force and trying to reverse the confirmed results of the 2020 presidential elections.

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Mark Rockford
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Trump, Johnson, and the MAGAs are an embarrassment to the United States. Not only do they support Putin’s genocidal actions, they have done everything to destroy our credibility and undermine our influence globally.

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ann
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Kamala cheers and Mike looks like he wants Biden dead!

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Beau bidenish
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Hahahah and you expect trump to help you when he takes office? Fat chance.

John
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@Beau bidenish,

I doubt any Ukraine supporters are heading to where putinrumps' next office will be. Thus I don't think anyone will be interested in the kinds favours he might be providing there.

But if you still truly love him Beau and want him to survive for your future conjugal visits, you might want to provide him with this wiki link:

https://www.wikihow.com/Survive-in-Federal-Prison

I quickly skimmed through it and I'm thinking putinrump is not going to do well there. In daily life he violates most those recommendations regularly and what with him getting set in his narcissistic, hate spewing ways......well thats just not going to be a special experience for him.

Jack Griffin
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@John, thanks! Another Wikipedia link. Maybe one of these days you can use your own brain, but that’s probably asking too much.

John
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@Jack Griffin, Your contribution being......?

I'm curious are you seeing a lot of new folks wanting to join your MRGA putinrump rankness?

I mean your regular profanity, insults and bullying efforts make it look so desirable and all.

I'll bet you have some awesome office parties.

Jack Griffin
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@John, my apologies. I left out the profanity in my previous message. Go fuck yourself, please!

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