The White House seems to be enjoying itself:
President Obama’s top spokesman took repeated jabs at Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday, suggesting he is “desperate” to sit down with the president, and even criticizing his posture.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed Putin’s repeated requests for a meeting with Obama are a sign he is hungry to use it as a way to enhance his stature on the world stage.
“I think some might conclude that that means the Russians are … more desperate,” Earnest told reporters.
“They are quite interested in having a conversation with President Obama,” he added. “After some careful consideration on our end, the president did make a decision that it was worth it at this point to engage with President Putin in a face-to-face-meeting to see if the United States’ interests could be advanced.”
That’s our Puti-Toots.
And something goes here about the “‘twilight’ of a presidency”.
Yeah, they’re having fun.
Fabian, Jordan. “White House calls Putin ‘desperate,’ criticizes his posture”. The Hill. 24 September 2015.
Robinson, Eugene. “Obama has plenty of reasons to smile”. The Washington Post. 7 September 2015.