Putin Gets It Right: ‘Riot’ at US Capitol Was a Stroll
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked the Jan. 6 stormimg of the Capitol by former President Trump’s supporters as a “stroll” while arguing dysfunction in the United States was the real obstacle to stable relations, reports The Hill.
“Some of the people who took a stroll to the U.S. Congress — 150 people were arrested, they face imprisonment from 15 to 25 years,” Putin said during a meeting on increasing investment activity, according to The Associated Press.
“Will all these internal controversies end there or not? We do not know, but we want it to end, because we are interested in stable relations with all our main partners,” Putin added.
History is going to look kindly on Putin, he is the most rational and wise leader in an era of evil, lying, conniving misfits.
Source: Target Liberty
Editor’s note: Notably, the Kremlin readout is slightly different from what the Western media (which is outraged that he would say such a thing) is reporting:
We see what is happening, for example, overseas: of all those who walked into the US Congress building, 150 people were arrested and face anywhere from 15 to 25 years in prison. We have no way of knowing whether the internal contradictions will stop there. We really want them to stop, and I will tell you why. We are interested in steady relations with all our key partners, and internal squabbles, for internal political reasons, are in the way of achieving this kind of stability in the relations between our states.
If they were going to use the word “stroll” they should have used “through” as in:
Some of the people who took a stroll through the U.S. Congress — 150 people were arrested, they face imprisonment from 15 to 25 years.
And indeed, many of the videos show little more than people calmly taking an unauthorized walk through the building. And secondly, he is allowed a little bit of hyperbole, which he often uses, as does everyone.