This will quiet down all those who are questioning the relationship between Trump and Vladimir Putin, I’m sure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has come to the defense of President-elect Trump, slamming outgoing President Obama for what he sees as his efforts to make things difficult for the incoming administration.
Speaking at a press conference, Putin accused the Obama administration of attempting to “undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect,” according to the Associated Press. The Russian president called Trump’s victory in last year’s presidential election “convincing.”
Putin also said those responsible for leaking a dossier of unverified intelligence connecting Trump to the Russian government are “worse than prostitutes.” Borrowing a descriptor used with increasing frequency by Trump, Putin decried reports that the Kremlin possesses salacious and compromising information about the president-elect as “fake news” and “phony stuff.”
Trump has raised some eyebrows with his admiring attitude towards Putin’s Russia.
Repeatedly, Trump has signaled that we should be seeking a better relationship with Russia. The part he brushes over is that in so many instances, Russia’s interests clash with our own.
He also said that reports of alleged Russian dossier on Trump are fake as “our security services do not chase every US billionaire.”
“These claims are an obvious fake. Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago was not a politician. We did not even know about his political ambitions, he was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is someone really thinking that our intelligence agencies are chasing every American billionaire, or what? Of course not! It’s just a complete nonsense.”
Whatever the case, we can almost certainly count on a glowing tweet of thanks from our president-elect to Putin, any day now.