VIDEO: Putin Sends Democrats Message Following Nov. Election ‘Don’t Blame Me For Your Loss’
By Fox News // December 23, 2016
'They need to learn to lose with dignity.'
ABOVE VIDEO: Russian President Vladimir Putin followed up a warm letter to Donald Trump with a more terse message for U.S. Democrats Friday: Don’t blame me for your November drubbing.
(FOX NEWS) – Russian President Vladimir Putin followed up a warm letter to Donald Trump with a more terse message for U.S. Democrats Friday: Don’t blame me for your November drubbing.
President-elect Trump on Friday released the Dec. 15 note from Putin, who Democrats blame for tilting the election Trump won against Hillary Clinton, and called it a “very nice letter.”
In it, Putin wished Trump “warmest Christmas” greetings and expressed hope that Trump would “bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.”
In addition to praising the tone of the letter from Putin, Trump said, “His thoughts are so correct. I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.”
But Putin, in a year-ending address from Moscow Friday, had a different message for Democrats as he offered his analysis of the American political scene.
“Democrats are losing on every front and looking for people to blame everywhere,” he said. “They need to learn to lose with dignity. The Democratic Party lost not only the presidential elections, but elections in the Senate and Congress. .…Is that also my work?” he said.