In Time's tweet introducing the cover, the magazine wrote: 'Biden takes on Putin,' which elicited an onslaught of snippy jokes about 78-year-old Biden's age and gifs of Putin laughing on Twitter. 'He's wearing sunglasses because he's sleeping,' another Twitter user said, playing off Donald Trump's snarky nickname for Biden 'Sleepy Joe'. Time published the cover as Biden prepares to meet with Putin at a summit in Geneva next week. Based on replies to Time magazine's cover, Twitter doesn't think that will happen. 'Despite the belated Fake News portrayal of the meeting, the United States won much, including the respect of President Putin and Russia.'
Source: The Nation June 12, 2021 06:00 UTC