Here's why Russia can't wait to see Obama leave office


On January 20, 2017, the Obama presidency will
be over and top Russian officials can't wait.
"God created the world in seven days," Russian
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
said this week on her Facebook page. "The
Obama administration has (seven plus) two
more days to destroy it."
Aleksey Pushkov, a member of the Russian
Parliament and acerbic Tweeter, heaped scorn
on Obama and his policies.
"The democratic process in the USA was
undermined not by Russia but by the Obama
administration and the media who supported
(Hillary) Clinton against Trump," he wrote
recently. "The threat to democracy is inside the
USA itself."
Others aren't as measured. Vladimir
Zhirinovsky, politician and perpetual gadfly
never at a loss for inflammatory comments, told
Russian news agencies in December: "Obama
should get a D for flunking because of his
performance as a head of such a huge state as
America."
Some of these venom might be a reaction to
Obama's own dissing of Vladimir Putin, in 2013
when he described the Russian President as
having "that kind of slouch," looking like the
"bored kid in the back of the classroom."

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