Short, sweet, to the point and, above all, awesome.
Today, Russia announced it was sanctioning President Biden and several other current and former U.S. officials—including, for some reason, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shockingly, Donald Trump was not sanctioned. Possibly because withholding pallet shipments of 12-cheese blinis from noncombatants is against the Geneva Conventions. Or maybe because they’re still best friends. Who knows? (Though you’d think someone who was tougher on Russia than anyone ever would be on the list. Maybe it was just an oversight. Hmm.)
Of course, Putin’s sanctions against Biden, Clinton, et al., don't have a lot of teeth. But they are prompting some genuine smiles, and more than a little shade from Twitter ninja and 2016 popular vote winner Clinton:
For the nontweeters:
“I want to thank the Russian Academy for this Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Clinton isn’t the only one amused by this, of course. Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who was also on the list (hmm, a lowly press secretary pissed off Putin, but Donald Trump never did?), said this:
PSAKI: “I would first note that President Biden is a ‘Jr.,’ so they may have sanctioned his dad, may he rest in peace. The second piece I would say is that—it won’t surprise any of you—that none of us are planning tourist trips to Russia, none of us have bank accounts that we won’t be able to access, so we will forge ahead.”
Yes. Yes, we will forge ahead. Unlike Russia, it would seem.
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