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‘Iron’ Mike Pence Stares-Down Putin In APEC Showdown

Via Zerohedge


Forget the All-Blacks ‘Haka’, ignore Foreman-Frasier, Drago-Balboa, and Ortiz-Liddell, the honor of the greatest (or perhaps most awkward) staredown in history now goes to US Vice President Mike Pence…

Having been blamed for everything from Trump’s election victory to USA soccer team’s loss to England last week, Russia faced accusations all weekend and was reportedly confronted by the US contingent over “meddling.”

As The Sun reports, Pence and Putin “discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed when President Trump and President Putin are both in Argentina for the summit,” according to the vice president’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah.

An NBC reporter tweeted: “New per the @VP’s Office—> The VP’s office says Vice President Pence directly addressed Russian meddling in the 2016 election in a conversation with Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Singapore.

“The conversation took place following the plenary session this afternoon at ASEAN.”

But, it was the following clash of the titans that caught most people’s attention.

As the Russian president joined the that Pence shook Putin’s ‘deadly’ hand, met his ‘steely KGB-trained’ gaze, and desperately tried not to smile or blink for 20 seconds as Putin appeared to chat amicably with the US VP…

While Putin has (if his accusers are to be believed) grappled his opponents to death with his bare hands (remember he is a sinister KGB agent and jiu-jitsu expert); we suspect the only thing VP Pence has gripped tightly in his hands is his bible.

Sadly, John Bolton then blew the tough guy act (or is he Mike Pence’s ‘good cop’) as he does his best impression of a teenage girl meeting their popstar idol for the first time…

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Wayne Fee
Wayne Fee
November 19, 2018

The US version of shirt fronting.

FlorianGeyer
FlorianGeyer
Reply to  Wayne Fee
November 19, 2018

I would think that Pence would do a lot better if he practised what his Bible preaches, rather than behaving like a silly schoolboy 🙂

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
November 19, 2018

I am sure nothing the Washington creatures say or do could surprise Mr Putin very much now.

He has seen it all and I suspect he has an extremely good memory for detail.

“A statesman may smile and smile even when he knows he is consorting with villains”.

Cudwieser
Reply to  Tom Welsh
November 19, 2018

Open fort strategy.

craig watson
Reply to  Tom Welsh
November 20, 2018

Putin and Xi are both consummate leaders and politicians. We have neither in the USA. Pence is just another laughable VP out of his league, like all USA politicians anymore.

Gavril
Gavril
November 19, 2018

Was the name Pence or Pansy?

Walter Dublanica
November 19, 2018

Pence the Zionist evangelical and Bolton the neocons Christian phonies try to scare Putin who rules an empire. They do not scare anybody but themselves.

Taras 77
Taras 77
Reply to  Walter Du Blanica
November 19, 2018

They do not scare anybody but themselves.
…and American citizens! Someone please tell me these people are adults and not school children.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
November 19, 2018

Overall, Americans lack the Russian intellect and all the ‘staring down’ won’t change this fact.

Rostislav Velka Morava
Rostislav Velka Morava
November 19, 2018

For Pence, his expression might of just revealed a sudden spell of constipation.

Cudwieser
Reply to  Rostislav Velka Morava
November 19, 2018

No Shit 😉

Cudwieser
November 19, 2018

Try harder Pence. Vlad may be the shorter man, but you’ll forever be looking up to him. Now behave yourself and go to your room.

7.62x54R
7.62x54R
November 19, 2018

Coached clown acting by Ivy League posuers who are peddlers of phoniness.

Flying Gabriel
Flying Gabriel
November 19, 2018

Rubbish. Complete fabrication. The guy was just listening politely while he was being spoken to. Looks like the Duran has joined the clickbait #FakeNews brigade.

JPH
JPH
November 19, 2018

Pence is simply not even in the same league. He is vice president only to get the fundamentalist christian votes. His stupid arrogance was on display during the ASEAN speech: “The United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific is steadfast and enduring. In all that we do, the United States seeks collaboration, not control.” Yeah, ask Vietnam, Okinawa, Philipines… “confident in our values” ask Bloody Gina…. “Let me be clear though, our vision for the Indo-Pacific excludes no nation.” guess China can do without US vision…. “our shared principles” WHAT principles??? Bunch of platitudes easily disproved. Who does he think he… Read more »

Amanda Momtazi
Amanda Momtazi
November 19, 2018

They are embarrassingly pathetic. Neither can, in any shape or form, ever take the moral high ground – rather they both belong in a sewer! If Pence paid more attention to his Bible, he might not keep such bad company (the Walrus) Hail President Putin – the greatest leader in the world!

Rosewood11
November 19, 2018

Mike Pence is a creep. Just because he carries a Bible and knows where II Chronicles 7:14 is doesn’t make him either a Christian or loyal to the United States–let alone President Trump. He is a globalist, and in my book that makes him a traitor. As someone else said about him the other night, he is walking, talking, living, breathing proof that a snake can smile!!! I guess he left that to John Bolton this time. My advice to Mr. Putin is to never turn his back on Mike Pence or be in a room alone with him. He… Read more »

Guy
Guy
Reply to  Rosewood11
November 20, 2018

I would not be worried about Putin being alone with any of this people .He is a Martial arts expert and can defend himself very well physically and just as well politically .
Cheers.

Brigitte Meier
Brigitte Meier
November 20, 2018

This wasn’t much of a stare-down. Pence appeared to be afraid talking to Putin who is so vilified in the US and as a consequence had no facial expressions at all in his fear. Bolton realized and gave him his blessing by defusing the tense moment. Meanwhile Putin kept the conversation going, fully cognizant of Pence’s petrification and included Bolton into it to give Pence a break – not without a little backslap of pushing Pence aside. Putin understood everything about Pence, Pence understood nothing about Putin.

Putin in his strength.

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
November 20, 2018

Oh I wish that Turd Pence had thrown a punch; what a pathetic man.

Cudwieser
November 20, 2018

That top pic. As deliberate an image as it is, It would be sweet if Putin just chinned Pence and went about his business. Odds are Bolton would still piss himself laughing.

Shaun Ramewe
Shaun Ramewe
November 20, 2018

Ponse Pence is such a gay-ass – he was likely staring at Putin because he secretly fancies him or wants to be strong like Uncle Vlad. No wonder Putin was laughing for real.

igor
igor
November 20, 2018

Wouldn’t be so funny if he wasn’t a gay lick

dontlietome
dontlietome
November 20, 2018

Pants vacuous expression tells all about his intellect. The fool doesn’t hold a light to a man the stature of statesman Pres. Putin.

wholy1
wholy1
November 21, 2018

“Iron”? Not!
“Owned” media junkie, maneuvering for 2020? YES!

Hass
Hass
November 21, 2018

Even this imbecile is younger i bet Putin could snap hi. In half. Just for fun of course.

rogermorris
November 21, 2018

Bolton represents USAMO in that discussion.

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