So Joe Biden takes on Donald Trump's beef, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Let's talk about that, because holding despots accountable. Like justice. Matters. Hey, all, Glenn Kershner here, so it only took four years for the president of the United States to answer one simple question is Vladimir Putin a killer? Remember when Bill O'Reilly asked Donald Trump that question back in February of 2017? Remember the headlines? This from CNN. Trump defends Putin. You think our country's so innocent?
And here's how the exchange went between Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump as Donald Trump was sticking up for Vladimir Putin. Bill O'Reilly interjected. He said, well, he's a killer, though. Putin's a killer. To which Donald Trump responded, There's a lot of killers. We got a lot of killers. What, you think our country's so innocent? So when Donald Trump, then President Donald Trump, was given the opportunity to condemn Vladimir Putin, he wouldn't do it.
Instead, he criticized America. You know, and in the process, Donald Trump tried to put America on equal moral footing with Vladimir Putin. I won't say with Russia because, you know, Russia has good people, just like America has good people. We're not defined by our leader. Unfortunately, sometimes we are governed by dictators and despots and aspiring autocrats. So fast forward four years, and of course, there was nothing fast about the past four years, we all just lived through.
But let's look at today's headlines when that same question was posed to another president four years later, a headline from CNBC, Biden believes Putin is a killer vows Russian leader will pay a price for trying to help Trump win the election. And just a few of the highlights from that article. Quote, President Biden says he believes Russian leader Vladimir Putin is a killer with no soul. Biden vowed that President Putin will soon pay a price for interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and trying to boost the reelection chances of Donald Trump.
You know, folks, Donald Trump is the exact opposite of what a leader should be. Donald Trump was subservient to the Putins and the Kim Jong un's and the Erdogan's of the world, the dictators, the despots, the autocrats, the people who would oppress their own citizens. And Donald Trump wanted to be one. He was an aspiring dictator, an aspiring autocrat. But there's nobody weaker than Donald Trump. In fact, I think it would be fair to say he was perhaps the weakest president in our nation's history because when asked to condemn Vladimir Putin.
He refused to do so, and instead he criticized America. I am glad we have better days ahead. I am glad we are now looking at Donald Trump kind of through our rearview mirror. Right. Just waiting for the day that we see his picture in an arrest photo. Because we will see him held accountable for the many crimes he committed against the United States and against our people, and for that he must be held accountable. Got to be some justice.
Because justice matters and folks, as always, thank you for tuning into these daily videos, can I talk about a couple of team justice projects that we have up and running? You may have heard me talk about them before. First, we have the letter the team Justice has drafted that will be going out in the coming days to all 50 state attorneys General Sisi, to the governors, urging them to open investigations into avoidable covid deaths for which Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Jared Kushner and others bear responsibility.
The other project that we just launched is the Democracy Pledge, and I'm not going to talk too much about it now, but it is a grass roots effort to hold all American businesses, companies and corporations accountable for the decisions they make to support democracy or to decline to support democracy. You can learn more about it by going to the website w w w dot the Depledge dot com on Twitter were at the Depledge thp the letter D the word pledge. Please join us.
We've just launched it and we look forward to growing the democracy pledge and really holding companies accountable for who they decide to donate money to, what political candidates, candidates that choose to undermine American democracy or candidates who choose to support American democracy. So come join us, folks, because democracy cannot protect and defend itself. It's up to us. As always, folks, please stay safe, please stay tuned and I'll look forward to talking with you all again tomorrow.