President Joe Biden snapped at CBS reporter Christina Ruffini after she asked a question about deterrents during a Thursday press conference in Brussels, Belgium.
Ruffini asked the president if he is convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin will “alter course” over the increased number of sanctions imposed on 328 members of the Russian State Duma, bank board members and defense entities. Biden said sanctions “never deter,” but it is the “maintenance of sanctions” that will stop Putin.
“Do you believe the actions today will have an impact on making Russia change course in Ukraine?” Ruffini followed up.
“That’s not what I said, you’re playing a game with me,” the president snapped. “I know, the answer’s no. I think what happens is we have to demonstrate the purpose.”