His Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping strongly believes that the future is determined by the oligarchs, not democracies, the president said.
According to News i, US President Joe Biden said on CNN: “I talked to Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader I know well; We do not agree on many things. He is a smart man and really stubborn. He deeply believes that the 21st century will be ruled by oligarchs and this is not a joke.
“The argument is that democracies can not be effective in the first century, because the situation is changing so fast that you can not bring together a country that is unanimous about swift action,” he said.
The president stressed that leaders such as Shi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are betting on dictators, and that democracy must show that it can stand up and do something.
The remarks come amid reports of Biden’s decision to consider opportunities to engage with the Chinese president on Wednesday, although no formal decision has been made yet.
The US president also told CNN Town Hall on television that he first felt he was “the leader of a free world” when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“You always hear the phrase ‘free world leader,'” he said Wednesday. Well, I realized that when I sat down in front of Putin. I know him, he knows me. I know who he is. He knows what I say, I do, and I do what I want. This was the first time I realized that I was in a position to be the leader of a free world.
Following the first direct meeting between Putin and Biden in Geneva in June, they announced their intention to hold a comprehensive strategic stability dialogue and to discuss security, arms control and possibly prisoner exchanges.
In another part of his speech, the US President also again confused the figures, claiming that the number of Americans killed by the Corona was higher than the number of Americans killed in all the major wars in which his country was involved.
“The number of people who have been killed by the Corona virus is greater than the number of people who have died in our major wars,” Biden said.
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 650,000 Americans have been killed on the battlefield. The death toll in the United States has risen to 609,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In February, Biden also confused the corona death toll with the number of people killed in major wars.