17 December 2015

Putin Wins Troll of the Day Award

Vladimir Putin handed out a couple of ringing—if not entirely official—endorsements to two of this year's most notorious men: Donald Trump and suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter. During his annual press conference on Thursday, the Russian president praised Donald Trump, calling the frontrunner in the Republican primary race a "bright and talented person," according to the Associated Press. He also welcomed Trump's calls for improved U.S-Russia relations.

A recurring theme among GOP presidential candidates is whether they possess the negotiating chops to deal with the Russian strongman. It appears Trump and Putin would be bosom buddies. (Trump has previously said he thinks he'd get along with Putin "very well.")

Putin also handed out praise to Sepp Blatter, who's facing a criminal investigation in Switzerland for allegations of corruption. Blatter, Putin said, is "a very well respected person."

"He has always tried to treat football not as a sport but as an element of cooperation between countries and peoples," Putin added. "He is the one who must be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize."
 Seriously, he is just poking us with a stick for his personal amusement.


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