Contrary to the reaction Donald Trump received from American liberals after trouncing Clinton on Tuesday,Vladimir Putin, Trump’s future Russian counterpart, congratulated our winner.
That, however, isn’t the good news.
With Trump securing the victory, our nation is likely in a much safer place than if Clinton had won.
According to Heatstreet:
Putin “expressed his confidence that a dialogue between Kremlin and Washington will be based on mutual respect and equal partnership.”
“We understand and are aware that it will be a difficult path in the light of the degradation in which, unfortunately, the relationship between Russia and the U.S. are at the moment.” And then, he added: “As I have repeated many times, it is not our fault that Russia-U.S. relations are as you see them.”
Putin’s advisers expressed optimism about future relations with president-elect Trump and even went as far as to say that if it had been Hillary, the prospects of WW3 would have increased:
“Americans had two choices: WW3 or multilateral peace. Clinton was a symbol of war, and Trump has a chance to change this course.”
Vyacheslav Volodin, an aide to Putin, expressed his excitement with Trump as well. He stated that with “the end of the Obama administration there will be an end to the problems it caused between Kremlin and Washington, including the sanctions.
“Sanctions is the tool used by the weak,” he claimed, referring to the economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union for Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. “With sanctions, you can’t have mutual respect,” he added, which suggests that with Trump’s victory Russia hopes the sanctions will be lifted.
We will have to wait an see how the Russia-United States relationship will evolve; but, with a Trump presidency, the apocalypse clock may have turned back a few ticks!