Let’s start with a fun movie analogy:
In the movie “Rounders“, Matt Damon plays a recovering card-counting poker player who ends up in the biggest round of his life against an underground master named KGB (impeccably portrayed by John Malkovich). The vain Russian has one huge tell that’s finally cracked by Damon in the closing moments of the movie.
But unlike Russians in Hollywood, President Vladimir Putin’s poker face isn’t so easy to solve.
During a nearly four-hour press conference on Friday, Putin showed why he still plays one mean hand of cards. He was asked by reporters about his own comments on Thursday regarding the Russian military being “stronger than any potential aggressor” and replied that the US was not included in that list, simply because he did not consider America to be a potential aggressor.
While reporters baited him to provide details about Trump’s counter-tweets about our own military, Putin expertly answered.
“I was a bit surprised by the statements from some representatives of the current U.S. administration who for some reason started to prove that the U.S. military was the most powerful in the world,” Putin said, referring to State Department comments from Thursday.
Nobody is arguing with that.
In the course of his election campaign he (Trump) spoke about the necessity of strengthening the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and strengthening the armed forces. There’s nothing unusual here,” said Putin.
Putin was highly critical of the latest attempt by the Democrat Party to pin the hacking of Podesta’s emails on his country.
“The current administration and the leadership of the Democratic Party are trying to blame all their failures on external factors,” said Putin.
“(We are talking about) a party which has clearly forgotten the original meaning of its own name. They (the Democrats) are losing on all fronts and looking elsewhere for things to blame. In my view this, how shall I say it, degrades their own dignity. You have to know how to lose with dignity.”
Putin also went on to say that he was interested in drawing our two countries closer together through cooperative efforts on both the economic and safety fronts.
Reuters, the ever-faithful lapdog to the Left, made sure to throw in a little jab at Trump in regards to his tweets regarding nuclear arms: “Trump’s comments, made in a tweet, alarmed non-proliferation experts who said that a boost to the U.S. arsenal could fuel global tensions.”
This is almost laughable. Does Reuters actually believe that “global tensions” are simmering at a tolerable level right now? Why don’t we ask ISIS their opinion on the subject?