Putin was asked if he is ‘friends’ with Trump. You’ll never guess what he said

Putin offers logic and reason that the west is no longer capable of.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has shamed western leaders who exhibit extreme views on Donald Trump by offering a healthy dose of logic, common sense and neutrality verging on cautious optimism in respect of the ‘Trump question.

Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin was asked whether he considers Donald Trump a ‘friend’.

Putin replied,

“How can one be friends with a person he’s not acquainted with? I think Mr. Trump can’t call me his friend and I can’t do it as well. We’re not acquainted with each other. We’ve never met”.


Putin however seemed to have positive views on Trump’s personality viewing him as a “straightforward, frank person” who offers a  “fresh look on things”.

Putin also saw Trump’s outsider status as preferable to that of his more stilted Washington colleagues saying,

“He can’t be regarded as a traditional politician. He never worked in politics…whether someone likes it or not, this always… very often brings certain benefits”.

Putin said that he looked forward to discussing Trump’s stated goal of having better relations with Russia but admitted that “internal struggles” in the US are prohibiting this from  happening.

Finally, Putin was asked what advice he might offer to Trump. Putin wisely replied,

“…a man like Mr. Trump doesn’t need any advice, especially on domestic political issues…In general, giving advice to your colleagues is always counterproductive”.

Putin’s comments are a breath of fresh air. With everyone and their western cousin telling the world why Trump has gone wrong and where he can go right, Putin will simply wait and see, accepting Trump for who he is while admitting areas where Trump is clearly constrained.

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June 2, 2017

That’s the way my German wife talks. She says in America all kinds of people are called your “friends” even if you just met them and will never see them again. She thinks the words “friend” and “love” are virtually meaningless in America.

She is also way more favorable toward Russia than America. The same for her relatives in Germany. It’s way past time for Germany and Russia to become “Good Friends” and to cooperate for the benefit of the planet.

Phillip Kokesh
Phillip Kokesh
Reply to  Penrose
June 2, 2017

sad but true… our social structure, even that below the community level, has disintegrated to the point of a personal paranoia maintained on some level by all with all, even so within families; the evidence is on display everywhere in our broken children, schools, and lawless streets… ????

June 3, 2017

Yes, I do consider Putin to be the adult in the room no matter who he meets with.

Suzanne Giraud
Suzanne Giraud
June 3, 2017

“In general, giving advice to your colleagues is always counterproductive”. 100% spot on.
I too am irked when ‘friends’ want to dictate their ‘reality’ on my ‘reality’, implying they know ‘better’ how I ‘should’ express my Individual uniqueness, and that I am ‘flawed’ if I don’t follow the lemmings…

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