Recently a Facebook friend shared an item showing two photos. One was Putin and The Donald’s immediate predecessor (TDIP) labeled President Bad Ass and the other was Putin and The Donald labeled President Kiss Ass. We laughed but then we realized both the originator and the sharer were serious.
Here is TDIP putting the fear of God into Putin:
[TDIP], during talks in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him “space” until after the November ballot, and Medvedev said he would relay the message to incoming Russian president Vladimir Putin.
He also tried to support Putin financially by (unsuccessfully) restricting fracing and stopping pipelines. He did little or nothing about Putin in Crimea, Ukraine, or Syria.
The Donald, on the other hand, has said nice things about Putin but supported fracing, pipelines, and exporting LNG. All of those hit Putin in the pocketbook and limit the opportunities for Russian adventures and extortion. The Donald has hardly been a Bad Ass but he has been the badder of the two.