Somehow, I doubt this will end the Democrats’ obsession with finding an insidious connection between Donald Trump and Russia.
According to this, Vladimir Putin point-blank denied any involvement on his part or Russia’s part in rigging the 2016 election for Donald Trump. To the point where he paraphrased George HW Bush’s infamous “Read my lips” line.
Kind of a surreal moment, really –
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied interfering in the U.S. elections, and he did it by using a famous quote from a U.S. president.
‘Watch my lips, no,’ Putin said.
The Russian strongman made the claim when asked point-blank whether Russia had interfered and whether any evidence to the contrary would get found.
He invoked former President Reagan, although the ‘Read my lips’ quote was actually used by his successor, George H.W. Bush, speaking at a CNBC event on Arctic issues.
Not surprised that the media wants to fixate on the fact that Putin said he was quoting Reagan when he was really quoting HW Bush. Leave it to the media to quibble over minor details.
Putin went on to say that Russia and America enjoy a friendly, diplomatic relationship, even if some American politicians want to blame their problems on Russia bogeymen and constantly lie about it –
Putin said claims of Russian interference were ‘lies’ used for ‘domestic American politics.
‘All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies,’ Putin continued.
‘All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside.’
Then he delivered a friendly message to U.S. audiences.
‘We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident … And know for sure that opinion polls in the Unites States show that very many people are … friendly towards the Russian Federation and I’d like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations.’
So, Putin’s just as sick of Democrats’ victim posturing as the rest of us are. Good to know.