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Putin Just Praised His Puppet: ‘Everybody Is Very Happy’

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul spoke with Politico this week where he claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “very happy” with Donald Trump’s presidency and it was all part of his ‘strategic’ plan.

“When Trump won, that was a giant party in Moscow,” McFaul told political scientist Ian Bremmer in an interview for Gzero Media. “Everybody’s very happy about that and they’re proud of their operation.”

“Why shouldn’t they be proud of their operation?” he mused. “With low levels of investment, they got a big return and the punishment for it has been pretty marginal. In the wake of that, that seemed like a great victory.”

McFaul went on to say that Trump’s constant “deep state” conspiracy was pushed onto him by Putin himself.

“That’s the way that his country runs,” McFaul mused, “so that’s what he thinks it is here, right?”

“We’re arguing over shutdowns and we look like fools and we don’t look like a great power right now,” McFaul said. “Add to that the withdrawal doctrine that Trump has done where he withdraws from everything, international agreements, that is a good thing in terms of Putin’s strategic thinking, without question.”

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