President Biden didn’t strike the figure of a world leader who wanted to provide calming reassurance for an American population that had been bombarded with alarming reports about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
After a weekend in Delaware, the president walked awkwardly across the White House lawn, while being asked questions about the conflict.
Biden was asked specifically if he was worried about nuclear war.
Watch his disturbing reaction:
Biden was attacked by critics over his decision to “flee the capital”, while Zelensky, Ukraine’s president bravely decided to take a risk to stay with his people in Kyiv.
“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” Zelensky told the U.S. when he was offered a chance for evacuation.
“Ukrainians are proud of their President,” he added in a tweet. Wish Americans could say the same.
Zelensky also tweeted a video to show that he was still in Kyiv capital.
“I am here. We are not putting down arms. We will be defending our country, because our weapon is truth, and our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this,” he said.
“That is it. That’s all I wanted to tell you. Glory to Ukraine.”
It is striking to see the difference in leadership during a time of international crisis.