Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended President-elect Donald Trump. Putin claimed the unverified dossier on Trump’s actions in Russia is a fake and it was created by people seeking to ‘delegitimize’ his election. The comments were a rare intervention by the Russian leader.
“I don’t know Mr Trump, I have never met him, I don’t know what he will do in the international arena, so I have no reason either to attack him, criticize him or defend him,” Putin told reporters. “Donald Trump has been with the most beautiful women in the world, so why would he need prostitutes in Moscow?”
Putin suggested that some in the United States were planning a march on Washington to remove Trump in the same way pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from office. Yanukovych was widely regarded as corrupt and subservient to Russian interests.
The Russian authoritarian leader suggested that Trump would never need to use the services of prostitutes and that Russian state intelligence wouldn’t bother monitoring American billionaires like him.
“Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon,” Putin said. “But people who order such fakes which are now used against the elected President of the United States, fabricate information and use it in the political struggle, they are worse than prostitutes, they have no moral limits.”