Obama: Putin Is No Chess Master -- CNN
Washington (CNN) -- Critics have pounded President Barack Obama for being upstaged by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Russia's economy is plunging into a recession and Obama's got more to back up his tack on the world stage.
Obama pointed to the result of his sanctions tactic in Russia as proof he's got a successful strategy, in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley airing Sunday.
"There was a spate of stories about how he is the chess master and outmaneuvering the West and outmaneuvering Mr. Obama and this and that and the other. And right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction," Obama said. "That doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America."
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My Comment: Putin "hasn’t rolled me’ .... it is very strange to hear a U.S. President personalize U.S. - Russian relations to the level that he has in this CNN interview. Does he not know that it is not about him?