President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his agreement with Vladimir Putin on Friday evening, after the Russian president said top Democrats were humiliating themselves by blaming their election loss on alleged Russian hacking.
“Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!” Trump tweeted.
Putin had criticised Clinton and the Democrats at a press conference on Friday, claiming that the allegations of Russian interference during the election was an “affront to their own dignity.”
“They are losing on all fronts and looking for scapegoats on whom to lay the blame,” Putin said. “It is important to know how to lose gracefully.”
It wasn’t the first time on Friday that Trump gushed over remarks made by Putin. Earlier, Trump released a statement saying he received a “very nice letter” from the Russian president, adding that Putin’s “thoughts are so correct.”
The letter, dated Dec. 15, offered Putin’s “warmest Christmas and New Year greetings” and stressed the importance of US-Russia relations in “ensuring stability and security of the modern world.”
Putin continued: “I hope that after you assume the position of the president of the United States of America we will be able — by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner — to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring out level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.”
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