“I’m talking about you Vladimir.”

Hillary smacks Putin.

During a visit to the Council of Foreign Relations, former Secretary of State Clinton had some less than kind things to say about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Recently, Putin called Hillary “weak.” Perhaps as payback, in her interview she said it is difficult to form a relationship with Putin, and specifically mentioned him by name.

The comment from Hillary follows an interview Putin gave earlier in June in which he said, “It is better not to argue with women.”

“It’s better not to argue with women,” Putin said during an interview for Radio Europe 1 and TF1 TV channel Tuesday. “But Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements.”

While noting that he and Clinton have had cordial conversations at international events, he added, “When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”

The interviewer went on to say the he was “sure” Putin respects women, but asked whether Clinton had gone too far.

“Someday I will indulge myself and we will laugh together at some good joke. But when I hear such extreme statements, to me it only means that they don’t have any valid arguments,” Putin said.

While this sort of back-and-forth insult might not be the best for U.S. foreign policy, if Hillary becomes the second President Clinton, her interaction with Putin will in itself be an entertaining event.

YouTube video courtesy of Mashable.

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Frank Marafiote

Frank started the Hillary Clinton Quarterly in 1992 and has been "keeping up with Hillary" for more than 25 years. Recently retired, he worked in advertising and communications and also taught marketing courses several times a year for a local university.

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