Putin calls Trump an ‘outstanding, talented’ man

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a talented and outstanding man, welcoming his stance on Russia.

“He is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented,” Putin told journalists after his annual press conference in Moscow.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That’s an interesting development.

    • I think Putin just likes to get his digs in.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yeah, that’s a very Russian thing to do, but there is some deep underlying personal animosity there, for some reason.
        I wonder what Obama (and likely Hillary) did to bring this about.
        Even Bill Clinton was actually quite popular in Russia until recently.

        • Solo712

          He dislikes Obama for different reasons than Hillary. He basically has contempt for Obama because he is a blubbermouth who does not have courage of his convictions. (he actually said something close to that publicly). As for Hillary, he knows she is an arrogant, self-serving vainglorious cow, hugely over her head in world politics.

    • Petr

      He can deal with Trump, and be quite sure that the deal will stand. Can you say that about ANY democrat candidate. Trump will stop annoying the Russians with nonprofits about gay rights and Ukraine, Putin will allow some facesaving gesture for US against IS after Obamas support for “moderate jihadis”, They can both come out of this looking good, so why piss in the pool. The only ones getting fucked will be the IS, Turks and Saudis.

    • I just hate queers.

  • Exile1981

    Maybe Putin is just tired of listening to Hillary and Obama whine and it gave him a headache.

  • Spatchcocked

    Vlad…..some homos serve a useful purpose. For example how about Burgess and McLean ?

  • Spatchcocked

    Vlad….I don’t see why you Russkies and us Anglosphere chaps can’t form a tighter relationship….you fellows are white , Christian ,are culturally significant contributors to the Western canon in art science literature.
    We share the same foe as well, of course you have centuries of experience in grappling with that degenerate Ideology whereas we are mere ingenues.
    Let’s draw a line underneath the last century of awkwardness excepting the Great Patriotic War of course where we worked hand in glove in an admirable manner indeed.
    Anyway, mull it over, give it to the Duma for mature consideration……then let’s begin the arduous task of reinventing this crazy old world along rather more rational lines.

    I drink to you the Russian people and to a glorious new dawn for the portions of humanity that deserve a future.