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Putin Calls Trump An Undesirable Woman

Thomas Phippen on September 5, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would like to improve the degrading diplomatic situation with the United States, but said it’s “naive” to ask whether he’s disappointed with U.S. President Donald Trump.

“He’s not my bride, and I’m also not his bride or groom,” Putin said during the BRICS summit in China Tuesday.

“Trump is guided by the national interests of his country, and I by mine. I very much hope that we will be able, as the current U.S. president has said, to reach some compromise in resolving bilateral and international problems,” Putin said.

Both Russia and the U.S. have been trading diplomatic volleys, mostly expressed in kicking out some of the other country’s envoys and diplomatic staff.

The Department of State announced Thursday that Russia will have to close down three posts across the U.S., including a Consulate General in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City.

The latest decision was due to “unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries” after Russia expelled 3,000 U.S. diplomatic staff from Moscow late July, according to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

The dispute began after President Barack Obama expelled several Russian officials and reclaim two diplomatic compounds suspected of being intelligence bases in New York and Maryland. The move was a response to Russia’s suspected meddling in the U.S. presidential election process.

Several members of Trump’s former staff and some of his advisors are under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for suspected improper contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.

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  • Shame on you Thomas Phippen for your totally misleading headline!!! You need to do a retraction since this is NOT what Putin said at all. Frankly, Putin has more class than to ever say something ignorant like your headline states.

    • Thank you Yadja for posting this video for others to see! I had already seen this entire interview & watched all of the interviews Oliver Stone did with Putin. Putin must get tired of people constantly changing his words & blaming him for interfering in our elections when most of us know he did not. He consistently shows his integrity & corrects the people who put words in his mouth. I only wish Trump could see the benefit of a collaborative relationship with Putin.

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