Reuters: “Vladimir Putin praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, saying he had his finger on the pulse of U.S. society, and launched a scathing attack on the Democrats, saying they had forgotten the meaning of their own name and were sore losers.”
“Putin told reporters, “The current administration and the leadership of the Democratic Party are trying to blame all their failures on external factors.
(We are talking about) a party which has clearly forgotten the original meaning of its own name,” Putin said, accusing the Democrats of “shamelessly” abusing their status as the ruling party to try to influence public opinion.
“Outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of the Democratic Party would likely be turning in their graves. Roosevelt certainly would be,” he said.
Putin dismissed suggestions Moscow had helped Trump to victory in any way however.”
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“The question of who hacked the U.S. Democratic party was not important anyway, said Putin, but what the hacks revealed – that public opinion in the United States was being manipulated – was.
“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.””