Putin challenges Biden to debate after ‘killer’ comments

The Russian leader offered the 46th president a chance for a one-on-one discussion live online after Biden spoke out about him during an exclusive ABC News interview earlier this week.
1:19 | 03/19/21

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Transcript for Putin challenges Biden to debate after ‘killer’ comments
We move now to the escalating tensions between the U.S. And Russia. Vladimir Putin now firing back after those sharp words from president Biden. In my exclusive interview earlier this week, so you know Vladimir Putin, you think he is a killer? Uh-huh, I do. So what price must he pay? The price he's going to pay, well, you'll see shortly. As we said Putin is firing back. Let's get the latest from Mary Bruce, good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. Russia this morning is furious and fighting back. Even recalling their ambassador to the U.S. While Russian president Putin is now taunting president Biden with school yard insults. Asked about your interview and Biden's comments, the Russian president responded dryly, quote, I would say to him, be well, I wish him good health adding I say that without irony, without any jokes. Putin then going on to suggest that Biden is the real killer here and now this morning Putin is again challenging Biden to talk one-on-one live. I asked the white house about this. The press secretary almost laughing it off. It is an invitation that is extremely unlikely to be accepted and while it's clear that Putin is trying to needle president Biden here, the white house says the president has no regrets about labeling Putin a George. Yeah, Mary, offered to moderate that debate but I'm not holding my breath. Reporter: I wouldn't hold your breath on that one. Thanks very much. Cecilia. We turn to the aftermath of

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