Do ya kind of get the feeling that Putin best a bit of pleasure twisting the knife in Obama’s back at every turn? He just made some pretty interesting comments about Trump that aren’t gonna have the White House beaming with joy.
WesternJournalism: Vladimir Putin, as Western Journalism has reported, apparently has very little respect for President Obama, and doesn’t seem to consider his interests in Europe or the Middle East.
When Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border, Putin didn’t stop at the border in response to Obama’s advice to withdraw troops. In fact, Putin sent troops inside Ukraine and took control of Crimea.
Additionally, in Syria, just when President Obama was proclaiming that ISIS was contained and would be pursued inside Syria, Putin sent troops into Syria and reinforced the Asad regime, the very regime that Obama intended to overcome.
At every turn, Putin has met Obama with resistance and defiance. Sensing a potential win for Republicans in 2016, Putin has just revealed exactly how he feels about Donald Trump and it’s quite a contrast from his defiance of the current president.
According to The Hill, Putin spoke to reporters about Trump at a press conference in Moscow, “He’s a really brilliant and talented person, without any doubt. … It’s not our job to judge his qualities, that’s a job for American voters, but he’s the absolute leader in the presidential race.”
Later Putin spoke about potentially working with Trump and said, “He says he wants to move on to a new, more substantial relationship, a deeper relationship with Russia, how can we not welcome that? … Of course we welcome that.”