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Biden: Putin a killer, will ‘pay price’ for attempt to undermine US election

US President Joe Biden says he agrees with the assessment that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is a “killer.”

In an interview with ABC News, Biden says Putin will “pay a price” for allegedly trying to undermine Biden’s candidacy in the US 2020 election.

Asked if he thinks Putin is “a killer,” Biden says, “I do.”

He adds: “The most important thing in dealing with foreign leaders in my experience, and I’ve dealt with an awful lot of them over my career, is just: know the other guy.

US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, March 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The president also suggests that some Americans who are unwilling to get vaccinated for the coronavirus are behaving in an unpatriotic manner.

Biden says he’s been surprised by some who are refusing to get shots.

“I just don’t understand this sort of macho thing about I’m not going to get the vaccine, ‘I have a right as an American, my freedom to not do it.’”

The president adds: “Why don’t you be a patriot, protect other people?”

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