The woman asked, “You did tell [Putin] already, sir?”
“No, no, I haven’t called, because we’re not certain,” Biden replied. “The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government, but we’re not sure yet.”
The woman’s question presumably related to news media allegations of Russia’s involvement in the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline in May. The pipeline’s ownership paid nearly $5 million in a ransom fee, according to reports.
The Associated Press (AP) and local news affiliates did not report on Biden’s consulting of notes in their writings on the president’s visit to the market in northern Michigan. The AP did report, however, on the type of ice cream Biden purchased for himself — vanilla with chocolate chips in a waffle cone — earlier in the day in Traverse City, MI.
On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump remarked on Biden’s cognition, suggesting the 46th president’s mental faculties are impaired.