Former US President Donald Trump has given advice to his successor Joe Biden about the meeting in Geneva with Vladimir Putin.
In a statement, Trump wished Biden luck in the meeting as he advised him not to fall asleep during the confrontation with Putin,
“Good luck to Biden in the face of President Putin, do not fall asleep during the meeting and please convey my warmest consideration to President Putin!” Trump said in a statement.
Trump, during the year of the election campaign addressed Biden by the nickname Biden “Sleepy Joe” and he repeatedly claimed that Biden had mental health problems.
His ‘congratulations’ to Biden came after the president’s meeting with Boris Johnson. Biden will meet with Putin in Geneva on Wednesday after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this weekend and then attending a NATO summit in Belgium.
It is not yet clear whether Biden and Putin will hold a joint press conference in Geneva. Trump was forced to control the damage after a 2018 press conference in Finland with Putin, in which he appeared to acknowledge Putin’s denial that Russia invaded the Democrats in 2016.