Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘was very sexist’ toward her during meetings

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) speaks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) outside Moscow in Novo-Ogarevo on March 19, 2010.

Hillary Clinton told The Financial Times that Vladimir Putin “was very sexist” towards her when they met.
She spoke of several “helpful” interactions she had with him before he’d “manspread” for the press.
Clinton pointed to a 2012 comment she made as a basis for Putin’s involvement in the 2016 election.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent interview said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “very sexist” towards her, while also noting that they would sometimes have “helpful” interactions away from the media.

During a conversation with The Financial Times, Clinton spoke of her diplomatic efforts with the man that she once said “doesn’t have a soul” and who launched the ongoing invasion of Ukraine — remarking on his sexism during her tenure as secretary of state.

“He was very sexist towards me,” she said of Putin, who once said it is “better not to argue with women” after Clinton lamented the difficulties in forging a relationship with him.

She continued: “We had some interesting, even helpful, interactions in private and then the press would be invited in and he would say something insulting about America. He would then manspread for effect.”

Clinton also said she felt Putin’s “influence campaign” regarding the 2016 US presidential election — which she lost to former President Donald Trump — was rooted in a 2012 statement where she advocated for Russians who were protesting against his return to power in Moscow.

The former secretary of state then said that Putin’s route to any sort of victory in Ukraine would be tied to a Trump victory in 2024 — pointing to the former US president’s disdain for the North Atlantic …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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