Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Donald Trump for understanding the mood of American voters, claimed that only Russia knew the businessman would win the election — and blamed Democrats for being sore losers.
From New York Post
“The losing side always tries to pass the buck,” Putin said at his year-end press conference Friday in Moscow. “They need to learn to lose with dignity.”
Putin insisted that the Motherland didn’t meddle in the US election — even though President Obama said the Russians interfered, and leaks from the CIA and FBI have backed up the accusations that the foreign government carried out the hacks, which released a trove of damaging emails from top Democrats.
“Who knows if they were even hackers? Maybe they were lying on the sofa or the bed,” he shrugged — but added that the hacks “showed the truth.”
It was Trump who “understood the mood of the people and kept going until the end, when nobody believed in him — except us,” Putin said, as reporters applauded.
“Certainly only we knew that he was going to win. No one else did,” Putin said.
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