Sandra Brown 10/3/2019
Putin's joke excited the USA
It's no secret that Vladimir Putin is clearly not deprived of a sense of humor. What is his mockery worth at a meeting with the French delegation, when the President of the Russian Federation noted that Napoleon served in the Russian capital, вЂњthe truth is not long.вЂќ
Usually, witty answers sound too provocative or completely absurd questions. This happened yesterday, when NBC journalist Kir Simmons, who had a discussion in the framework of the Russian Energy Week forum, asked the Russian leader about plans to intervene in the US election in 2020.
Vladimir Putin ironically replied вЂњin confidenceвЂќ that вЂњyesвЂќ, but asked, вЂњnot to tell anyone about this.вЂќ Later, of course, he added that, unlike some countries, Moscow does not violate the sovereignty of others. This does not correspond either to Russian interests, or to principles, or to the practice of foreign policy. He also added that, as always, Russia is ready to cooperate with any candidate. Which, in principle, is logical.
But in the USA, of course, they took all this with the most serious mines. The Department of Homeland Security has even prepared an official response, stating that it has all the means to counter interference with the US election. Oh, not all Americans understand Russian humor.
But, in general, the search for вЂњPutinвЂ™s handsвЂќ has long reached the point of absurdity. Most of all, of course, Ukraine and the USA succeeded in this matter (as always). Any punctures are justified by the phrase вЂњPutin is to blame.вЂќ It's funny that still, someone else believes in these horror stories. Talk of intervention on Russia can already be included in the book of вЂњhistorical memesвЂќ for a long time, because this primitive tale, it seems, will never get out of hand.