So…It seems like a pretty simple question. Do you know Putin?
Well President Trump’s most recent answer has been an adamant, “No, I don’t know him.”
Trump on Putin now: pic.twitter.com/5vs0pFLYtZ
— Brian Galindo (@briangalindo) April 12, 2017
Ok sure, so you don’t know him. That answer would be fine, except that all along the campaign trail and dating back to 2013, Trump has insisted that he KNOWS VLADIMIR PUTIN. I guess when you’re not running for political office, it’s a lot easier to brag about knowing someone, especially when you’re putting hotels in that persons country.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the many times Trump has known, or not known, Dictator Putin.
June 2013: “Will he become my new best friend?”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: 5
Trump, in the midst of running the Miss Universe pageant, wonders on twitter whether Putin will become his bestie.
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013
November 2013: “I do have a relationship”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: 8
When asked about Putin and whether or not they have a relationship, Trump tells MSNBC’s Thomas Robert that “I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today.”
March 2014: “Putin even sent me a present”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: 9
Speaking at CPAC, Trump tells the audience that, while in Moscow, “Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present, with a beautiful note. I spoke to all of his people.”
May 2014: “I spoke … with President Putin”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: 10
Trump tells the National Press Club he “spoke indirectly — and directly — with President Putin, who could not have been nicer.”
November 2015: “I got to know him very well”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: Still 10 (You still for sure know this dude)
Trump describes getting to know the Russian Dictator because they were both featured on the same episode of 60 minutes, saying “I got to know him very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night.”
July 2016: “I don’t know who Putin is”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: A Very Sudden 0
As Trump’s campaign began facing scrutiny over ties to Russia, Trump very suddenly changed his tune, saying “I never met Putin, I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I’m a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin.”
July 2016: “I have no relationship with him”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: Still an adamant 0
HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: What exactly is your relationship with Vladimir Putin?
TRUMP: I have no relationship to — with him. I have no relationship with him.
There you have it folks, Zero relationship. Please stop asking, the answer is no.
Last Tuesday: “The Haters are going crazy”
Trump Knows Putin Rating: 0
Trump took to twitter to reiterate that he does not know Putin.
I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
Next Week, I am assuming the rating will go to negative 1, and Trump will deny the existence of Putin. Putin will become a fabrication of the left wing, lame stream media.
Remember, kids, the internet is forever.