Biden: Putin is 'a rational actor who miscalculated' in Ukraine, Saudis will face 'consequences' for oil cuts

President Biden told CNN in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday that he doesn't believe Russian President Vladimir Putin is irrational enough to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, suggested Saudi Arabia will face "consequences" for siding with Russia in OPEC+ oil production cuts, predicted the U.S. is heading for at worst a "very slight recession," and said he has "no intention" to meet with Putin at next month's G20 summit, unless it were to talk about something like releasing WNBA star Brittany Griner.

Biden also addressed reports that federal agents believe they have enough evidence to charge his son Hunter with tax violations and lying about drug use on a 2018 application to purchase a firearm. "This thing about a gun — I didn't know anything about it," Biden said, noting that his son has been open about his struggles with addiction. "So, I have great confidence in my son," he said. "I love him and he's on the straight and narrow, and he has been for a couple years now. And I'm just so proud of him."

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