Russia Denies Relations Between Putin And Trump Have Chilled

Tyler Durden's picture

Denying speculation that Putin had "chilled" on his relationship with Donald Trump following a Bloomberg report that Putin had ordered Russian media to "cut way back" on positive Trump coverage, the Kremlin said on Friday it was not disappointed by how U.S.-Russia ties were developing under U.S. President Donald Trump and that it would only be possible to assess the outlook for relations once the leaders of both countries had met.

"We haven't been wearing rose-tinted glasses, we never harbored illusions, so there is nothing to be disappointed in," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Peskov was responding to a question about whether the Kremlin felt let down by the lack of progress in improving ties with the United States since the inauguration of Trump, who pledged in his campaign to try to rebuild ties with Russia.

"There has not yet been substantive contact between the two heads of state. It's not known when this will happen. And probably only after they talk will it be clear where significant differences remain and where it is possible to discover areas for cooperation," said Peskov.

Yesterday Bloomberg reported that the Kremlin has ordered Russian state media to cut "way back" on their fawning coverage of President Donald Trump, in what three sources told BBG is a "reflection of growing concern among senior Russian officials that the new U.S. administration will be less friendly than first thought." Bloomberg suggested that relations between Trump and Putin in recent weeks following criticism of Russia by numerous White House officials, including Trump, for its "annexation" of Crimea and the subsequent violence in Ukraine. Trump on Wednesday accused Putin of seizing Crimea from Ukraine in a series of Twitter posts that were delivered amid a flurry of allegations that his team has ties to Russia.

"Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?" the U.S. president tweeted.

Bloomberg observed that "Russian officials, who had readily commented to local media on earlier news from Washington, suddenly became less talkative after the Crimea comment."

For now Putin appears content to wait and see what Trump's actions will be, instead of reading too closely into his purposefully bombastic statements.

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Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) trumpala Feb 17, 2017 9:20 AM

Well...if that FUCK McCain were in charge we all would be nuclear ash by now.  Hey McCain  FUCK YOU.  The LEFT...since they lost "BIG TIME" continues to say one thing...




They have to blame someone or something other then themselves.

In my opinion...Russia has nothing to do with SHIT....

Remember the qoute 

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Adolf Hitler 


These anti-war liberals seem to want a really big distraction...WW3

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Takeaction2 Feb 17, 2017 9:20 AM

We could care less what you say Flynn, I mean Russia ... you colluded with the Trump campaign and every intelligence agency was listening 

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) FreezeThese Feb 17, 2017 9:28 AM

Hey...Is this the son of MDB???  You don't do it right.



Just call McCain...he will talk about anything.

and this..

BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTER goes crazy on Sanctuary Cities...Must see.

AllTimeWhys's picture

As if i believed anything i hear from 90% of the mainstream press to begin with. The moment they started running these "russia and trump suddenly don't like each other' stories i called bullshit in seconds. WELL FUCKERS?! IS IT TRUMP HAS TIES TO RUSSIA OR TRUMP HATES RUSSIA?! PICK ONE YOU FUCKS< ITS BAD ENOUGH YOUR FAKE ALREADY YOURE NOT HELPING YOURSELVES *gasp* *pant*

froze25's picture

Maybe if some creative people start making games for smart phones where you get to do battle with your favorite MSM talking head we can turn up the heat on them. You know like your in a first person shooter game and get to use a flame thrower on a fictional representation of someone on CNN or MSN or Fox or some shit. Just an idea.

TheLastTrump's picture

Liar. After all this time there's no proof of collusion...or the media would be parroting it to the HEAVENS lol.


CTR/ Media Matters/ Share whatever/ pro Russia trolls fuck off

TheLastTrump's picture

"Remember the qoute " besides being spelled wrong isn't that quote better attributed to Goebbels?

Akzed's picture

I think it's from Mein Kampf, and he is actually attributing the tactic to organized Jewry, not advocating it for his followers. I could be wrong, but that's what I recall every time I see it quoted.

Thought Processor's picture



Yeah but relations between Russia and McCain are warming up.


You can't make this shit up.   You just...........   can't.

Buster Cherry's picture

Why do these guys waste one minute of their time responding to the most obviously manufactured allegations of collusion?


I for one am damn glad our President is thinking practically when it comes to Russia, and that Putin did not allow the former primate to provoke him.

HardAssets's picture

Why ? The general public is dumbed down, have no critical thinking skills, and many of them trust 'the news'. Some of these pukes (including 'celebs') are actually crossing the line into inciting violence. The administration has been handed a near impossible pile of problems. They need to make some progress in concrete areas that matter to people, before this opportunity for beginning to change America's course disappears.

Frankly, half the population doesn't deserve these Herculean efforts.

juicy_bananas's picture

The msm has essentially turned into a high school gossip girl.

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Trump, guess who likes you?  Putin.  Do you like-like him back?


Msm is fake news.



4 wheel drift's picture

deep state are a bunch of traitors to the American people...

just running interference and the CIA goons playing treason under obozo's guidance

is despicable....  this is civil war  and we need to get these arseholes where they

belong, jail & executed

nevertheless's picture

Is this why Trump continues Obama's build up of NATO forces around Russia? 

HardAssets's picture

How many weeks has Trump been in office ?

Fast Food Nation wants everything right Now.

It doesn't work that way.

Look at the flak he gets for even wanting to talk to Putin.

LawsofPhysics's picture

The global oligarchs are fighting, there will indeed be a lot of collateral damage.  Hedge accordingly.

A. Boaty's picture

When elephants fight, the grass suffers.

Cardinal Fang's picture

"An elephant can hit himself on the ass with a banjo but he'll never be Eric Clapton..."

nevertheless's picture

In this fight, which are the two sides? 


On one side you have Wall Street, Israel, CIA, Pentagon, Washington Establishment, Trump (even though many fools fall for his acting, but his actions betray his true loyalties), who is on the other side, maybe the American people.  


People need to stop listening to what these liars say, and just look at what they do. Trump may say the right things, but so far all I see is more Obama/Clinton/Bush Zionism. 




chunga's picture

Just spit-balling here, maybe the Russians don't put much stock in USSA's ((( fake newz ))) either.

East Indian's picture

It will be a tragedy if Trump follows the same anti - Russia policies as his predecessor. 


I suspect Israel is trying to position USA in between Russia and itself...

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

"I suspect Israel is trying to position USA in between Russia and itself..."

They will succeed, too.  Take a look at Trump's cabinet, family, and financiers.

nevertheless's picture

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trump is a jackass tool, his constant antics in the white house would be funny if not that they were fooling so many. Trump is an agent provocateur, working to incite the "left". Certainly he is right the media lies, and that is why he can get away with it, half truths are worse than whole ones. 

WE now see Trump supporters tying themselves in knots trying to justify Trumps unjustifiable actions. Pushing for war with Iran (Iran is our greatest threat BULL SHIT, WHY LIAR?! Israel is Iran's greatest threat...Here we go again, it was once Iraq that was such a threat), his moves to free up Wall Street to be even more destructive, and his closeness with Israel, makes me sick. Name one politician who questions Israel, and I will show you a politicians who will quickly come up on corruption charges, and will be lucky if he/she only loses their seat. I am coming to believe 9/11 was the completion of a coup, the Zionist powers I believe now totally control our nation. 

The push here is to divide, right vs left, that is all you get from the media, "alt media too". It seems much of the "alt-media" is not that alternative after all. 

And we all know who uses the divide and conquer technique of control, they have been doing for centuries. The Zionists. 

TheLastTrump's picture

You've outed yourself as a boilerplate CTR troll. Fuck your fake sympathy and fuck you.


I stand with Trump.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

You are starting to out yourself as an Adelson paid shill/troll

nevertheless's picture

Exactly LOL...


That is why I love Zero Hedge, this is not Huffington Post were such comments pass for debate. 


I smelled a rat from the get go in this election. I liked Trump, but when he started playing up this media strife thing, I started to get suspicious. The only person black- mailable in this election was Clinton, and she got a "get out of jail free pass" from Trump (even though Trump said he would go after her. You can always tell a Zionist ploy because no one EVER pays a price, it's all just a dance). General Flynn did nothing wrong, but Trump fired him, all because it is to give the appearance of conflict, "Trump is  under attack", and we are supposed to rush to his defense all the while he continues Obama's war mongering policies...NOT ME!

My biggest concern is Trump has garnished himself as a person who wants to get along with Russia, so if Trump turns who is to the left of him? Trump becomes the perfect person to get us into a war with Russia...Hope I am wrong. 

TheLastTrump's picture

These are your words, you're a fucking troll. Either an ignoramus or a paid one.


This is the definition of identity politics you double speaking lying son of a whore. :)


>> "Trump is a jackass tool, his constant antics in the white house would be funny if not that they were fooling so many"

TheLastTrump's picture

You don't like it when someone challenges your deeply held beliefs hmmm? Fuck your shill nonsense and fuck you.


I stand with Trump & Netanyahu.


If someone wants to pay me for posting shit like this COME FUCKING PAY ME, I'LL ACCEPT IT.

nevertheless's picture

Don't play identity politics with me jackass. 


Mob mentality is the enemy of us all. 


I note you don't actually articulate an argument, just make some ad hominem attack, sounds like you are more likely the "troll". Perhaps hasbara? 


TheLastTrump's picture

These are your words, you're a fucking troll. Either an ignoramus or a paid one.


This is the definition of identity politics you double speaking lying son of a whore. :)


>> "Trump is a jackass tool, his constant antics in the white house would be funny if not that they were fooling so many"

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

We all thought (at least I did) that they set up Trump to make Hillary look good.  Now I think they set up Hillary to make Trump look good.  Reality: they both suck and will lead us increasingly towards an Orwellian Existence.

TheLastTrump's picture


Sandmann's picture

Has anyone read the articles on Bloomberg ? They are so slanted that you need to be an acrobat to read them

Bavarian's picture

Someone here correctly debunked that as fake news.  There was not ONE source listed in the make-believe story.  It was aimed to cast doubt and plant seeds into the heads of readers that Russia is against us.  It's subliminal warfare. 

F the media!

And F the intel/defense/establishment shadow government who profits by creating boogeymen across the world.  Partnering with Russia would negate the need for profit from warmongering.  That's what they are all about.  People are starting to realize this in bigger numbers.  Awareness will kill these bastards. They don't want peaceful partnership and profitibality among "eaters" like the 99% of the world.  The masses need to rise and defeat the cabal.

nevertheless's picture

Exactly, they just keep repeating the lies about Russia, and slowly but surely those lies will become reality...


Sadly, one must conclude Trump is also a part of this. His rash antics, his combative nature, his cabinet picks...I certainly voted for him over Clinton, but only because Clinton supporters are brain dead, they would never hold her accountable for anything. I am hoping the alt right is smarter than that. 

TheLastTrump's picture

You've outed yourself as a boilerplate CTR troll. Fuck your fake sympathy and fuck you.


I stand with Trump.

yogibear's picture

Deep state wants to oust Trump at any cost. They want a bad Russian policy and another world war.

Liberals like Bill Gates is for wiping out 90% of the surface population.

GreatUncle's picture

The real fake news was the Democrats and IC implying over and over again that Trump and Putin are really close.

They have one thing in common maybe, Putin for sure and looks like Trump also, both enemies of the Sorosites.

(Sorsoites = liberal elite globalists who fuck you one way then stick a plaster on the festering sore they created.)

Std disclaimer:- This is all fake news until proven otherwise, how the fuck you going to prove it I really don't know!

Fake Trump's picture

Every  fucking  thing we read or hear in America today is FAKE NEWS except Trump's tweets.

nevertheless's picture

Come on, Trump is part of this too, or is his cabinet filed with non Wall Street warmongering Zionist filth????

The sooner those who support Trump at least admit there is a possibility Trump is just a pawn too, the sooner America can start to get this governemnt under control. 

TheLastTrump's picture

President Trump has to deal with certain realities that he cannot change by snapping his fingers.


You've outed yourself as a boilerplate CTR troll. Fuck your fake sympathy and fuck you.


I stand with Trump.

nevertheless's picture

Oh yes, except Trump, he is the epitome of righteousness and truth in America...


What is more likely, Trump is the only man who is honest in Washington, coming to DC as a billionaire who made his fortune in NYC, 


OR that Trump is playing us, and is part of the same system which made him his billions?????


You really must wonder at the naivete of Americans. 

skirmish's picture

It would be sad to see a war occur between Russia or Iran. Just remove USA troops from the middle east and let them fight it out with Israel. 

nevertheless's picture

The game continues...This is all a game, maybe to have a war with Russia. Zionists rule Washington, likely since 9/11. One constant is the absolute loyalty to Israel from all "our" federal elected officials, not one can/would question Israel, or our blind support for it, that alone indicates a deep problem with our governemnt. But we all know that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Zionists control of America. The media, the so called "deep state", the entertainment industry, Wall one can stand against such a phalanx of control, so no one does. 

Trump has continued much of Obama's activities around the world, and this should be no surprise. 

I don't believe Clinton was ever going to be President, thus she paid no price for her treasonous actions, even though Trump said she would. 

Trump is looking more and more like  "controlled opposition". He plays the role of anti establishment, while filling his cabinet with the establishment, yet we don't focus on reality, just this constant distraction of Russia, an issue Trump feeds. His firing of war monger Flynn for doing nothing illegal again, hyped distraction.

Something big is coming, you can lie to yourselves, but the die has been cast. Trump is here for a reason, and it ain't to "make America great again", though I sure wish it was. 

We are seeing the tools of manipulation in full swing, from all angles: Generalize, Divide (Right vs Left, "it's a war, think with your hearts not with your heads!"), Distract. They don't want the election to end, that focused energy serves one purpose, chaos (order out of chaos), divide and conquer. 

DirtySanchez's picture

Russia is not the enemy of the USA.

The USA may be the enemy of Russia for a variety of reasons; none of which make sense.....

Unless you're in the multi hundred $$$ billions (Annually) weapons industry.

The USA is now the Evil Empire.

Trump needs all the help he can get to keep the neocon/neoliberal/establishment scumbags/ MIC/etc...  from killing us all.

Sandmann's picture

USA needs to split Western Europe from Russia - Mackinder Plan.

It cannot let Germany and Russia build a merged economy and dominate Eurasia. It needs to occupy Germany or the US is not a global power simply a regional one. Without Ramstein AFB it is nothing. Russia is 55 miles from USA and 3380 miles from Germany

Sandmann's picture

I don't think the Russians are under any illusions. They know Germany cannot find another €30 bn Euros to boost Defence Spending to 2% GDP. They know the Consumers of NATO in Central Europe pay zilch - Poland $9bn. UK is spending as much as Germany + Italy on Defence. None of them are going to meet 2% so Trump will simply have to pay for EU Defence or pull back.

China + Russia + India will build a military alliance to defend themselves from the USA and the US will go bankrupt like the USSR in an arms race with overpriced and over-specified weapons soaking up the US Budget.

The Russians have no illusions about The West - they are always invaded from The West.