putin’s excellent & sustained charm offensive continues

Putin: “We Should Be Grateful To Pres Trump: In Moscow It’s Cold And Snowing”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jun 2 2017

Pres Putin said Friday during a panel at the St Petersburg Economic Forum that the Pindo investigations into whether the Kremlin meddled in the Pindo election are nothing more than “hysteria,” and that the anti-Russia sentiment in Pindostan was about as virulent as anti-semitism.  Putin said the blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss lies squarely at the feet of the Demagog presidential candidate and members of her party, according to a report. Putin said:

This reminds me of anti-Semitism. The Jews are to blame for everything. An idiot cannot do anything himself, so the Jews are to blame. But we know what such attitudes lead to. They end with nothing good.

Putin, who was being interviewed by NBC’s Megyn Kelly, brushed off questions about meetings that members of the Trump campaign, including then-Sen Jeff Sessions, had with Russian officials such as ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

So our ambassador met someone! That’s his job! That’s what we pay him to do! So what? What’s he supposed to do, hit up the bars?

Putin was amused when Kelly touched on the subject of Russian foreign news coverage spreading “disinformation.” Putin accused her “colleagues” of dragging Russia into their coverage unfavourably. He said:

Let’s end this! You will feel better and we will feel better!

Donald Trump won because he had run a more effective presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton, Putin said, adding that the Pindo intelligence agencies may have faked evidence of Russian hacking. Allegations of Russian involvement were nothing more than “harmful gossip,” Putin insisted, there were no “Russian fingerprints” on the alleged hacks, Reuters reported. Earlier this week, Putin denied that the Russian state had directed any hacking operations designed to influence the election, though he did say Russian “patriots” could have been behind the plot on their own, Fox reported. Following Pres Trump’s decision Thursday to take Pindostan out of the Paris Climate Accord talks, according to Reuters, Putin said that there’s still time to reach a deal on the 2015 pact even without Pindostan’s involvement, before adding in English:

Don’t worry, be happy!

Despite the criticism that has been heapened upon Trump by other world leaders since he announced his decision to leave the accord last night, Putin said that he “wouldn’t blame Trump” for leaving the accord, though he hoped the White House would set its own climate rules, and added:

By the way, we should be grateful to President Trump. In Moscow it’s raining and cold and even, they say, some snow. Now we could blame this all on Pindo imperialism, that it’s all their fault. But we won’t.

And though he said he hopes that sanctions against Russia would soon be lifted, he noted that they did have some positive effects, saying:

We had to use our brains, not rely on oil and gas dollars.


Allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin have dogged the new administration since before the inauguration. In recent weeks, Pindo media have taken aim at Jared Kushner, whom NBC and WaPo reported was a “person of interest” in the FBI campaign. As a reminder, Kelly is set to interview Putin in St Petersburg Friday for a Sunday night special that will air on NBC.


  1. Posted June 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    “This reminds me of anti-Semitism. The Jews are to blame for everything. An idiot cannot do anything himself, so the Jews are to blame. But we know what such attitudes lead to. They end with nothing good.” I can’t find this statement in the Fox article zero hedge links to or in the Reuter’s article that the Fox one links to.

  2. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Yup, I know that is what zero hedge says but when I follow the “according to a report” link (last words in first paragraph)…it goes to a Fox World News article (that also doesn’t have that quote) which links to a Reuter’s article which also doesn’t have the words that zero hedge claims it’s quoting.

    So what do you make of that?

  4. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    dont know
    dont care

  5. Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    OK. I just think it’s pretty interesting that zero hedge is putting words in Putin’s mouth.

  6. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    so write him

  7. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    actually, my guess is that he saw a text that was still embargoed.

  8. Posted June 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    embargoed. So zh has access to embargoed articles but Reuters and Fox doesn’t? Maybe but I’d still wonder why. I’ll quit with in now before you get perturbed.

  9. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm | Permalink


  10. zebedee
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Gumption deficit!

    You can hear it on the full Putin Kelly interview easily found on YT.

  11. niqnaq
    Posted June 4, 2017 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    so find it

  12. Posted June 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    01:40:00 Putin start talking about national sovereignty and how not so many countries world wide have sovereignty. – Many people clap in approval

    Then he talks about how they (the Democrats/17 intelligence agencies) blame Russia for interference in the u.s. election/their loss.
    1:45:55 “the other team they made a mistake, they don’t want to recognizes this mistake right now. They don’t want to say that they were not wise enough, it easy to say it’s not our fault its oh it’s the Russians they intervened they interfered.

    1:46:15 “It’s like anti-semitism, the jews are to blame, you’re an idiot cause the jews are to blame right (at this point there was a lot of laughter) and you know what such mood lead to, it will not end up in nothing good.

    It was a joke. He was trolling.

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