Putin Mocks Democrats As "Shameless Losers", Says Russia Alone Believed In Trump's Victory

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Covering numerous topics, from foreign politics to the Russian budget, the price of oil, sports doping allegations as well as the US election during his annual end-of-year news conference, Russian president Vladimir Putin slammed the US Democratic party saying "the party that is called the Democrats has clearly forgotten the original meaning of that name" and added that "the use of administrative resources (by the Democrats) is absolutely shameless."

He continued the rout saying "outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of the Democratic Party would likely be turning in their graves. Roosevelt certainly would be. 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."

Continuing his barrage against the Democratic Party, Putin said it is "losing on all fronts" and that it is wrongly trying to blame President-elect Donald Trump's victory on external factors. "You need to learn how to lose gracefully," he said. 

He added that "losers always look for someone to blame, but they should first of all look at themselves.

Putin then said that "the most important thing is what was revealed. It's not like people invented this information - what they reported is true. It showed how the Democratic Party manipulated the system against Bernie Sanders. Instead of apologizing, they began to look for people to blame."

Putin added that the question of who hacked the U.S. Democratic party was not important, but that the hacks revealed that public opinion in the United States was being manipulated.

Putin also mocked the "archaic" U.S. electoral system, which he said "is a problem" and that it’s up to U.S. people to sort it out, however he conceded that the "U.S. is great country, will draw conclusions from vote."

Putin also spoke about Trump, lauding the President-elect for his win, and said it was no surprise. “Right up to the end, nobody believed he would win — except us." He credited Trump’s victory to his ability to keep his “finger on the pulse of the mood of society" adding that Trump “went all the way, even though no one believed that he would win, apart from you and me."

The Russian president said on Friday he wanted constructive relations with the United States under President-elect Donald Trump.

Putin also acknowledged his own rising support among Republican voters in the US: “I don’t put it down to me, the fact that a large part of Republican voters support the Russian president,” he said. “It means that a large part of the American people have the same idea of how the world should be, of our common dangers and problems.”

Additionally, Putin addressed Trump's comments about the need to boost the U.S. nuclear arsenal, saying they were perfectly normal. Trump's comments, made in a tweet on Thursday, seemingly in response to Putin's own comments earlier in the day. But Putin said he was surprised by the fuss Trump's tweet had caused and how it had been linked to his own statements about Russia's plans to modernize its own nuclear arsenal.

Putin said on Thursday Russia's military was "stronger than any potential aggressor". He made clear on Friday he did not regard the United States as a potential aggressor.

"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," said Putin.

"Nobody is arguing with that."

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Other highlights from the Putin press conference via Reuters:

ON DONALD TRUMP AND THE MILITARY

"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. To be honest, I'm a bit surprised by the words of certain other official representatives of the current administration who have for some reason set about proving that the armed forces of the United States are the most powerful in the world. No-one disputed that."

"If anyone is unleashing an arms race it's not us ... We will never spend resources on an arms race that we can't afford."

ON PARTICIPATION IN ELECTIONS IN 2018

"When the time is ripe (I’ll say). I will look at what is happening in the country and in the world, and based on the results of what we have done and what we can do the decision will be made on whether I will participate in upcoming elections for the Russian president."

ON THE ECONOMY

"(Economic) growth is happening thanks to certain sectors of the economy – machine building, chemicals, manufacturing and agriculture."

"We saw some economic growth in November ... This year we will probably have minus 0.5-0.6 percent (economic growth)."

ON INFLATION

"This year (inflation) will be significantly less than 6 percent ... most likely in the region of 5.5 percent – this is a record low inflation rate, and gives us cause to expect that we will be able to reach our target and very soon get to inflation of 5 percent and then 4 percent."

ON THE BUDGET DEFICIT

"The budget deficit will be a bit bigger .. 3.7 percent. In my view this is an absolutely acceptable amount because, among other reasons, we have preserved a positive external trade balance – more than 70 billion dollars (and) we have preserved our reserves ... the central bank's gold and forex reserves have even grown, and are now a little over 385 (billion dollars). Judging by that measure everything is fine. It's a good safety margin."

ON OPEC AND OIL PRICES

"We think that in the second half of 2017 the surplus of oil in the market will disappear and the oil price will stabilize. We are counting on a stabilization (of prices) at today’s level."

"It (Russian oil production cuts agreed with OPEC) will be a smooth reduction that will hardly affect our overall output. This is perfectly acceptable to us, and we are counting on a rise in prices, which has already happened ... a difference in the oil price of $10 will mean extra revenues to the budget of 1.75 trillion rubles ($28.65 billion) and an extra 750 billion rubles of income for oil companies, despite lower output. So at the end of the day everyone ends up winning.”

ON DOPING

"In this area transparency is absolutely essential ... Undoubtedly there is a certain political element in all these issues. Sport should be cleansed, along with culture, of any sort of politics. Sport and culture are things that should unite people and not divide them."

ON UKRAINE AND CRIMEA

"I am sure that sooner or later there will be a normalization of relations with Ukraine, and it (a bridge between Russian and Crimea) will be very beneficial to the development of Russia-Ukraine relations and future commercial and humanitarian links."

ON PENSIONS

"All the necessary money is in place next year so we can from Feb.1 increase pensions in line with the rate of inflation in 2016."

ON ALEPPO

"The president of Turkey and the leaders of Iran (also) played a huge role in this (managing the situation around Aleppo). I don’t know if this will sound immodest, but without our participation it would have been impossible."

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buzzsaw99's picture

putin trolls owebomber

lololololololololol

JungleCat's picture

Spassiba, Vladi !

Is good you tell truth. Amerikan rugmunch media not tell truth.

CheapBastard's picture

98% approval rating for Putin

18% approval rating for Sotero bin Bama

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Oh.....and thanks for all the Uranium!!!

 

I'm sure the Clinton Foundation will be cutting a check to each and every American.....they do such fine work.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

And Putin’s strange and unusual affinity for Trump is revealed once again. 17 accredited intelligence sources have already confirmed Putin’s personal involvement in our elections. Trump is clearly not legitimate – let’s just remove him already, we have every right to!

OBAMA’S ECONOMIC LEGACY – THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?
Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) MillionDollarBonus_ Dec 23, 2016 10:52 AM

Putin ain't no snowflake

Looney's picture

 

MDB, why are you so angry all the time?

Do you club Baby Seals for a living? Is your tutu too tight?   ;-)

Looney

enfield0916's picture

Give him your bonus, maybe he'll sit on it and think about it ;)

Offthebeach's picture

I remember when you lefties loved Russia. When Obong told Putin to give him time. When Ted Kennedy sent his personal representative to Moscow to work with Communist to weaken America and boost Ted into the White House.

What happened to the Love?

Swim Upstream's picture

Tesssttt, testestin. ... this is only a test.  Tessssting.  Hellooooo...  New on here but have been following for years. I like silver, guns and used to like programming microchips and shot till i figured out electons are enabeling pos like mdb to have a say.  And other thing that make the world go around.  And fuk butchcoin.    Just wanted to say hi before i pass out.  

Reaper's picture

Who accredits intelligence agencies for MDB? His master?

mickeyman's picture

Now that's winning hearts and minds.

HippieHaulers's picture

He speaks like he's taking to grownups. How refreshing.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

83 percent approval rate for Putin AFAIK

Perimetr's picture

There was a translation error,

Putin actually said

"Fucking Assholes, Losers, and Pedophiles"

Ferrari's picture

I coulnd't have said it better myself. This guy is spot on. In fact, The Donald should take notes on how to shame the shameless opposition.

beemasters's picture

"We will never spend resources on an arms race that we can't afford."

Trump should also learn from him.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

It's amazing what will be afforded by those who monopolize the currency.  It's amazing that they can't simply stop themselves from hitting ctrl-P, when that blinking little cursor just screams for another zero to be keyed in. 

Déjà view's picture

The West will have to choose: either to come to terms with Russians, or to receive a retaliatory blow. This retaliatory blow will not be by means of war. We will resort to the same weapon: nationalism.

~ Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/v/vladimirzh596436.html

unrulian's picture

He nailed it on "Shameless losers"

nmewn's picture

lol...I think when he said "degrading their own dignity" implied they had any at all left to lose.

He's actually being quite charitable ;-)

peddling-fiction's picture

He's giving them squirming room (in the room of shame that is). Chuckle.

AlaricBalth's picture

Someone please kindly remind me as to why Russia is our designated boogeyman ? Resources? Bragging rights? White guilt? I don't recall reading the memo.

buzzsaw99's picture

the mic needs their cold war back. since hopey is busy sucking chinese cock it can't be them so...

nmewn's picture

I think they're still a little butt-hurt that their gun running operation failed when Assad & Putin stepped over that Red Line. So like the spoiled children they are, they're pouting, crying, pointing fingers while picking up their rubber ball and going home.

But the real life consequences of these idiots are all those refugees in Europe.

Well done Obama, Kerry & Hillary, well done...your Masters Degrees in Kumbaya NeoCon Fairy Magic are in the mail.

Killdo's picture

a few days before the election my cousin (visiting from Serbia) showed me an article about who the world woudl vote for  - Serbia was the country where most people woudl have voted for Trumo - I think 98% of those surveyed picked Trump

jmack's picture

Well, before the US conducted endless war in Iraq and afghanistan, bombed remotely with drones, regardess of collateral damage, set up black sites, installed world wide surviellance, and trapped everyone in their banking system of control via SWIFT and an overbearing police state,  Russia was the boogyman, now they look like quaint little try hards.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) AlaricBalth Dec 23, 2016 11:35 AM

Exactly ALARIC....Russia the Boogeyman?  Looks to me like Putin is on the same side as us "TRUMP VOTERS".  Why don't they play this clip on MSNBC....or CNN.....those Fuckers heads would explode....3......2.......1........

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.Putin was watching...very very closely...

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I can't wait for Trump to have Putin up to his golden apartment in manhatten(Russians love that gaudy shit) and have a real fucking meeting....man to man...instead of what we have now.  Fucking golfing pussy.....  We (The USA) get together with Russia...pound ISIS (IF ISIS IS EVEN A THING???)....then Russia and the USA make ammends with China.  Then all 3 run this fucking world the right way....and when shitheads pop up like Kim Jung Chink.....game over.

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From PUTIN ( I AGREE WITH YOU SIR)

Putin also acknowledged his own rising support among Republican voters in the US: “I don’t put it down to me, the fact that a large part of Republican voters support the Russian president,” he said. “It means that a large part of the American people have the same idea of how the world should be, of our common dangers and problems.”

drendebe10's picture

Geee, where's the teleprompter like what the illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile needs?

TJ00's picture

Al I want for Xmas is there to be a Putin/Trump twitter account.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) buzzsaw99 Dec 23, 2016 11:22 AM

THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU COULD POST...ZH.  What an absolute fucking burn.  

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He even calls out Debbie Was a Man Shultz....I can't stop watching and smiling.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 8:05 AM

i watched the whole thing. putin gets it

 

we need robots but we need humans too...we can't rely on robots to decide the future for millions of people -vladmir putin, the joo american-isrhell slayer

Anglophobe's picture

EverytIme I run into an putin  is Hitler guy , I ask if they have ever seen his press conferences.  Bc they are amazing he is honest and sit's there and answers questions on any subject , and he comes off very down to earth and likeable and even funny..... when was the last time one of our presidents came off that way? Now our pres elect Def says sone funNY stuff 

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Yes, it appears that way, doesn't it?

boattrash's picture

So true. I'm drawing a blank on his name, but he's an "equivalent" to our Sec. of State, he comes across as a true Statesman when he speaks as well....unlike Hillary or Kerry.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

I believe you are thinking of Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister.

Global Hunter's picture

I love this man!  I'm on board for the Trump Putin world tour 2017.

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----_- (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 8:06 AM

lmao demorats even rekt by put-in

 

 

css1971's picture

Lol.

The world trolls The Democrats.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Don't really care who's been "hacking" or leaking the Criminal Intel against this Pure Evil Psychopaths. And, if it is Russia. Thank you. Have at it. Continue to Illuminate & expose these Psychopaths

Arnold's picture

Man love has a limit of a pat on the back around here.

TeamDepends's picture

High-fives definitely acceptable.

Chupacabra-322's picture

High-fives, chest bumps, NFL / MLB slap on the asses & Kegs of beer.

Socratic Dog's picture

Don't try slappin' my ass or chest bumpin' me, you fuckin' homo.

Where I come from, it doesn't (didn't?) go past a firm, arms-length handshake.

wisebastard's picture

the liberals ran an ad hominem campaign in hopes of being able to keep taxing people under the affordable care act

JohnGaltUk's picture

This man talks a lot of sense.