Donald Trump uploaded an anti-Hillary Clinton video on Wednesday, but it seems to have upset an unintended audience: Russia.
The video mocks Clinton’s ability to deal with “America’s greatest threats”—in other words, a judo-wielding Vladimir Putin and a small clip of the deceased IS executioner Mohammed Emwazi—by showing her barking like a dog for a few seconds in a small loop.
While the intention was surely to call Clinton out, pointing to her inability to conquer the forces of darkness because she makes weird noises, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov felt that the video makes Russia out to be one of the world’s worst villains—how could a presidential candidate do such a thing?
"It's an open secret for us that demonizing Russia and whatever is linked to Russia is unfortunately a mandatory hallmark of America's election campaign," Peskov told reporters. "We always sincerely regret this and wish the (US) electoral process was conducted without such references to our country."
It’s important to note that this comes not long after Trump called Putin a “strong” and “powerful leader,” to which Putin responded that Trump was “a very colorful character and talented," adding that he felt he was the "absolute leader" in the U.S. presidential contest.
The best takeaway from this is that Trump has proven, once again, that he really does have a “very good brain” when it comes to foreign policy.
On the other hand, Russia has decided to take Trump and his campaign so seriously that they’re willing to release statements about how he’s hurting their feelings.
Now that is scary.
Check out the campaign video that started it all below:
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