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Putin Says No Retaliation For the Expulsion of 35 Russian Intelligence Officers

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 11,674 Senior Member
I wonder what Obama threatened him with? Perhaps emptying out some of his overseas bank accounts?
The GOP big tent now is the size of a pup tent, its floor splattered with guano.


  • Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior Member Posts: 3,918 Senior Member
    my first reaction was more "oh man, he is really playing Trump again!" -- he allows Trump a little breathing room, gives him an opportunity to say "look how much better things are with me!" and, not quite coincidentally, increases the chances that Trump will simply blow off the whole affair as no big deal .

    plus he gets one last chance to kinda rub Obama's nose in it, by being perceived as the less hawkish individual *cough*

    Putin is going to be playing Trump like a fiddle for the next 4 years, I guess we had better get used to the noise.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 5,097 Senior Member
    As soon as Trump is re-elected he'll have more flexibility to give to the Russians. He just needs some space right now.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,564 Senior Member
    Trump promised him that not only would he let them back in, they could have positions in his cabinet.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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