Hillary Clinton had a lot to say when she sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Tuesday night, and when the chat involved foreign relations and Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, she had an anecdote or two to share about Vladimir Putin. “He really doesn’t like democracy. He thinks it’s an inconvenient, messy process,” she said of the Russian leader. “And he doesn’t like us. He wants to destabilize our country, sow doubt about our democracy. … He wants to undermine how we see each other.”
Clinton about manspreading Putin. Watch this video below.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday described experiencing sexism and witnessing “manspreading” from Russian President Vladimir Putin during her tenure as Secretary of State. “There’s an expression—we certainly know it in New York—called manspreading. Every time I met with him, it would be…” she said, gesturing to show legs spread apart. “The whole deal.”
During one meeting in Moscow, Clinton said, Putin took her into what she called his “inner sanctum” to show her a map and tell her about the places where he was going to tag polar bears. “Then he says to me, ‘Would your husband like to come?'” she said. “I said, ‘Well, you know, I’ll ask him, but if he’s busy, I’ll go.”
Hillary Clinton goes on The Late Show to whine about manspreading Putin. Watch this video below.
Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t just want Donald Trump to win, she said, he wanted to destabilize and undermine American democracy, divide the country, and wreck its faith in its intuitions. “I think that they believe they had a good outing in 2016,” she said, “and I think they will be back in 2018 and 2020 unless we stop them.” Clinton said she’s been told Putin also had a personal grudge against her, but she doesn’t take it personally, then she gave a brief psychoanalysis of Putin’s anger issues, insecurities, and problems with women. The fact that she was a female secretary of state and potential president did “seem to get him a bit agitated,” she said, and he showed his discomfort with “manspreading” every time they met. She did find one topic that warmed him up, however.
Vladimir Putin is in the photo below.
Here is more from twitter on this story.
If manspreading was a distraction during a meeting with former KGB Vladimir Putin, it's no wonder why Hillary was a terrible Sec. of State
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 20, 2017
Watch Hillary Clinton reenact Vladimir Putin manspreading https://t.co/2wXPvyNhtn
— The Cut (@TheCut) September 21, 2017
Hillary is a very sick woman. Do I need to retrieve my video of her making very provocative gesteres to former… https://t.co/zBFRvb2Usk
— T West (@westthea) September 21, 2017
For Crying Out Loud: Hillary is Now Complaining About Vladimir Putin's Manspreadinghttps://t.co/7y60vZp6X8
— Tim Gradous (@tgradous) September 20, 2017
— Tanya Chalupa (@ubco2) September 21, 2017
When Colbert brought up the suggestion that Putin has a personal dislike of Clinton, Clinton said Putin’s dislike of her work as Secretary of State may have morphed into a dislike of her, “partly because I’m a woman,” Clinton said, adding that seems to get Putin “a bit agitated.” Clinton recalled a meeting in Russia with Putin, where he grew animated by her mention of wildlife conservation, and that Putin suggested Clinton’s husband — not her — might be interested in coming along on a Russian wildlife trip. Putin also has a habit, Clinton said, of “manspreading,” that is, spreading his arms and legs to take up maximum room.