Russian President Vladimir Putin showed what disdain he has for the Obama administration when he mocked Secretary of State John Kerry for carrying his own suitcase he came to Moscow to discuss Syria‘s political future.
According to Daily Mail, Putin delivered the joke via his interpreter on Thursday as an introduction to a four-hour discussion about Russia’s relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. During the joke, Putin took a jab at the American economy, saying the situation in the US had gotten so terrible that there was nobody to help our Secretary of State.
Putin also hinted that Kerry had brought cash with him to use for bargaining during the agreements, which would explain why he did not want to hand over his bags.
Putin told Kerry he had been “a bit frustrated and upset” to see him carrying his own luggage off the plane.
“On the one hand, it’s quite a democratic way of conduct, but on the other hand, I thought probably the situation in the United States is not that good and there is no one to assist the Secretary of State in carrying his luggage,” Putin said.
Kerry smiled and laughed awkwardly as the joke was delivered.
“I hear your economy’s okay, there’s no slow down,” Putin added. “Probably then I thought there was something in that briefcase of yours you couldn’t trust someone else with. Probably you brought some money with you to haggle on key matters.”
Kerry continued to smile silently as the interpreter finished the joke.
“When we have a private moment, I’ll show you what’s in my briefcase. And I think you’ll be surprised – pleasantly,” Kerry responded.
This exchange exemplifies what little respect world leaders like Putin have for our country after seven years of Obama being in office. Putin knows Obama and his minions are too weak to fight back, so he feels free to bully them as if he were on a playground.
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