Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Poetic Justice

Putin’s Pushing Tulsi

Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine may be beaten and battered,
But it still has a sabre to rattle in its scabbard.
But this time it’s not Trump
The Kremlin’s seeking to pump up —
Its election-meddling websites favor Hawaii’s Dem, Tulsi Gabbard.

Enumerati

Trump and Putin Have Met Privately Five Times

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New York Times: “Mr. Trump has adamantly insisted there was ‘no collusion’ with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. But each of the five times he has met with Mr. Putin since taking office, he has fueled suspicions about their relationship. The unusually secretive way he has handled these meetings has left many in his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.”

Poetic Justice

Dosvedonya, Comrade Donald

Is “Comrade Trump” Vladimir Putin’s creation,
A Manchurian president set to destroy our nation?
Whenever they met
Did Trump say “Da,” not “Nyet?”
If so, we can only wonder what was lost in translation.

Verbatim

Trump Claims He Didn’t Conceal Contents of Putin Meetings

“I’m not keeping anything under wraps, I couldn’t care less. I mean, it’s so ridiculous. These people make it up. I have many one-on-ones, nobody ever says anything about it, but with Putin they say, ‘Oh what did they talk about?’ We talked about very positive things. … Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is open for grabs. The whole Russia thing it’s a hoax, it’s a terrible hoax, everybody knows it.

— ”President Trump, telling Fox News that he did not try to conceal conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Enumerati

Putin Was to Get $50 Million Penthouse at Moscow Trump Hotel

$50 million

“President Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign,” BuzzFeed News reports.

News & Comment

NY Daily News Cover: ‘Open Treason’

Poetic Justice

He Said, He Said

And we thought Donald Trump was just a racist old demagogue,
But his authoritarian tendencies are too many to catalogue.
And there’ll be no disputin’
When he sits down with Vlad Putin,
That it’ll just be a good old one-on-one despot dialogue.

Verbatim

Putin Explains Why There Has Not Been a Russia-U.S. Summit During Trump’s Term

“You should ask our colleagues in the United States. In my opinion, this is the result of the ongoing acute political struggle in the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump and I have, firstly, met more than once at various international venues and secondly, we regularly talk over the phone.”

— Russian President Vladimir Putin, quoted by Axios, on why there hasn’t been a U.S.-Russian summit meeting yet.

Enumerati

ESPN: Putin Scored Five Goals in Exhibition Hockey Game

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“Russian President Vladimir Putin scored five goals in an exhibition hockey game with former NHL stars on Thursday,” ESPN reports.“Five goals was on the low side by Putin’s standards — he scored eight in the 2015 game and seven last year.”

Verbatim

Putin: North Korea Will ‘Eat Grass’ Before Abandoning Nuclear Program

“They’ll eat grass, but they won’t abandon their program unless they feel secure.”

Bloomberg, arguing that sanctions against North Korea are “useless and ineffective.”