Biden knocks Trump over Navalny comparison: ‘Why does Trump always blame America?’

Biden knocks Trump over Navalny comparison: ‘Why does Trump always blame America?’

President Biden knocked former President Trump, his likely GOP rival in November, for his response to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

“The former president, Trump, and other Republicans, refuse to hold Putin accountable for his death,” Biden said in a video Tuesday. “Instead, Trump said Navalny’s death made him realize how bad America is.”

Biden, who has blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for Navalny’s death, cited that Trump didn’t mention Putin in his response and instead complained about prosecutors, judges and Democrats conspiring against him.

“We are a nation in decline, a failing nation,” Trump said in a Truth Social post, after news broke of the Russian opposition leader’s death, which was confirmed by his family over the weekend.

The president questioned him, asking: “Why does Trump always blame America?”

“Putin is responsible for Navalny’s death. Why can’t Trump just say that?” Biden said.

“Putin’s responsible; we have to stand up to Putin,” he added, calling on House Republicans to pass the Senate-passed legislation to provide the funding for Ukraine.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has rejected bringing the legislation up on the House floor, and the White House has used the House recess as a political weapon to batter Republicans for going on vacation without passing the funding for Ukraine.

The president, during a campaign reception in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, again bashed Trump for his response to Navalny death.

“Trump fails to even condemn him. It’s outrageous,” he said to supporters.

The White House is set to release a major sanctions package against Russia on Friday after Navalny’s death. It is expected to hold Russia accountable for what happened to the opposition leader, as well as add to the sanctions against Russia since the start of the war.

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