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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 07:37 PM

Russian State TV Laughs at Trump's Fourth of July Parade

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Source: Rolling Stone, author Peter Wade, July 6, 2019

A Russian state TV news program laughed at President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July parade this week. According to the Washington Post, the hosts of Rossiya 1’s 60 Minutes program ridiculed everything about Trump’s “A Salute to America” military extravaganza.

One of the hosts, Yevgeny Popov, chided the president, saying sarcastically, “The greatest parade of all time is going to be held today in Washington, that is what our Donald Trump has said.”

Popov roasted Trump, saying, “The American president announced he would show us the newest tanks.” But, “these are Abrams and Sherman tanks, used during World War II and withdrawn from service in 1957.”

Co-host Olga Skabeyeva joined in the mock-fest, saying, “The paint on these vehicles is peeling off. There are no cannons, and their optics have been glued on with adhesive tape.”
Skabayeva tweeted footage of the tanks being towed and added laughing emojis while writing, “Putin’s America.”

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/russian-state-tv-laughs-at-trumps-july-fourth-856136/



The author, Peter Wade, also reported that Business Insider flagged a tweet from Russian media analyst Julia Davis, who said the broadcast bashed Trump’s “A Salute to America” speech, calling him “weak” and “low energy”— a nickname that Trump used to chide Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican primaries

Julia Davis Tweet;

Julia Davis @JuliaDavisNews

Russia's state TV is obsessively bashing Trump's "low energy," "weak" parade with "rusty tanks." The hosts LOL at Trump's claim about "revolutionary war airports" & other historical flubs. "There's your city upon a hill, there's your world leader—and Martians have been defeated."



Wade also wrote that "Nothing is discussed on Russian “news” programs without being green-lighted by Vladimir Putin. This type of mockery, from what Trump likely considers a personal ally, might surprise the president and his supporters. But the lesson from Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election wasn’t that Russia was in lockstep with Trump or his messaging, it was about sowing seeds of discontent within the American electorate. The calculation to go after Trump in this case may be more about continuing that tact. It surely wasn’t a free Russian press comically riffing at the president’s expense, of that we can be sure."

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friend of m and j Jul 7 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 7 #1
ret5hd Jul 7 #2
Beartracks Jul 7 #5
oldsoftie Jul 7 #3
snort Jul 7 #4
Talitha Jul 7 #6
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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 07:58 PM

1. I must be dense today.

Why would Putin want to ridicule the puppet and his HUGE parade? How does Russia benefit?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. From the OP:

"But the lesson from Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election wasn’t that Russia was in lockstep with Trump or his messaging, it was about sowing seeds of discontent within the American electorate."

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 08:09 PM

5. Makes sense. He wanted to kneecap America, not take it over.

They needed a stooge, definitely, but in the sense that the stooge be a useful tool, not necessarily a puppet.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 08:05 PM

3. Guess they arent familiar with the M1-A1 Abrahms. But idiot Trump referred to "new Sherman tanks.."

what a dumbass

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 08:05 PM

4. He's Putin's "Reek".

Mockery is part of the package.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 09:17 PM

6. " ...it was about sowing seeds of discontent within the American electorate."

Huh? Most of us mocked and made fun of the event, too.

So what if Shitler's base gets pissed off - I really don't care, do U?

And Shitler seems to enjoy being humiliated by Pootie.

That's a weird, twisted bromance they've got going.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 09:27 PM

7. Locking ...

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