Lavrov on Trump tapes: “so many pussies around your pres. campaign on both sides that I prefer not to comment.” https://t.co/3KtYnHs2PU— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 12, 2016
In light of whatever’s happened over the past week, it was impossible for CNN’s Christine Amanpour to interview Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and not ask him to comment on the biggest scandal in the United States’ presidential election season: the lewd Trump tapes from 2005.
During a very intense discussion over the alleged hacking of Democratic Party emails by Russia and the Syrian war, Lavrov provided some comic relief when Amanpour brought up the controversy surrounding the Republican nominee’s vulgar comments about women, such as “grab them by the p***y.”
“Russia had its own Pussy Riot moment? What do you think of Donald Trump's pussy riot moment?” asked the British-Iranian journalist.
Initially feigning hesitation, the Russian foreign minister delivered a response that, for many torn and disappointed American voters, summed up the entire election campaigning in one sentence.
"English is not my mother tongue, I don't know that I would sound decent,” began Lavrov.
“There are so many pussies around the presidential campaign on both sides that I prefer not to comment on this.”
It’s important to mention here that Lavrov was being incredibly — and most probably, misleadingly — modest when he suggested he doesn’t speak or understand English well.
English, in fact, is just of the four languages, including Sinhalese, Dhivehi, French, he speaks besides his mother tongue, Russian.