Thursday, December 17, 2015

From Russia With Rove

From BuzzFeed:
Putin Endorses Donald Trump For President
The Russian for “tremendous!” is замечательно!

posted on Dec. 17, 2015, at 6:47 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a qualified endorsement of Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, saying he hoped Trump’s election could improve Moscow’s relations with the United States.

“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,” Putin said after his annual press conference in Moscow, according to the Interfax news wire.

“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,” Putin added.

Trump has long sought to play up his affinity with Putin, whose strongman character, appeal to disenfranchised sectors of the population, and affinity for colorful statements often match his own...
Game recognize game.


tony in san diego said...

Oh, now he is just fucking with us!

trgahan said...

Putin recognizes that Trump doesn't have the slightest idea/ability regarding state craft and international affairs, which are nothing like business. Putin isn't the only other world leader salivating over the idea America could put another cowboy in the White House.

Such an apt gif as Trump would indeed be dependent-lap-dog Mussolini to Putin's the-one-really-in-charge Hitler.

Robt said...

Vlad calculated the influence he would have in reverse psychology.
The Putin thinks that the Trump will tell his supporters that "Putin does this because the Putin thinks it will scare people away from the Trump. For The Putin is scare of the Trump wheeling and dealing.
Of course Trump's supporters will say he endorses him to undermine Trump.

Apparently, Trump has not read Vlad great book written. 2nd only to the Bible.
"The art of the KGB manipulation of the deal."

Redhand said...

@trgahan I think you nailed it here. Putin knows a fool when he sees one, and would like nothing better than to have Trump as his new best buddy (along with Silvio B. of course), I mean, they already have sooooooooooo much in common, right?

jim said...

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Cult of (no) personality symbiosis!