“Russian President Vladimir Putin scored five goals in an exhibition hockey game with former NHL stars on Thursday,” ESPN reports.“Five goals was on the low side by Putin’s standards — he scored eight in the 2015 game and seven last year.”
“They’ll eat grass, but they won’t abandon their program unless they feel secure.”
Bloomberg, arguing that sanctions against North Korea are “useless and ineffective.”
22 out of 36
A new Pew Research survey finds that respondents in 22 out of 36 countries trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin more than President Trump when it comes to handling global affairs. And that includes American allies like Germany, France and Japan.
“I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll.”
— U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, thanking Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, breaking nearly two weeks of silence on Putin’s July 30 order cutting U.S. embassy and consulate staff by nearly two thirds, Reuters reports.
We think we know why Putin always seems to be smilin’—
He uses sarcasm and humor on Trump to beguile him.
And his latest jest
Is surely one of his best —
He’s offering Jim Comey political asylum!
“If they are patriotically minded, they start making their contributions — which are right, from their point of view — to the fight against those who say bad things about Russia.”
— Russian President Vladimir Putin, shifting away from his previous blanket denials of Russian involvement in cyberattacks last year to help the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, denied any state role on Thursday but said that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved, the New York Times reports.
Is there anyone more wretched and lonely than Rex Tillerson?
He’s stuck in a job he only took ’cause his wife made him.
He’s going all the way to Moscow,
Only, as we already know,
To be snubbed by the odious Vladimir Putin.