Putin Snubs Obama In Holiday Message To World Leaders, But Sends Greetings To Trump And Bushes

Politico reports:

A day after the White House issued sanctions against Russia over its alleged election meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended holiday greetings to a slew of his counterparts around the world – but snubbed President Barack Obama in favor of President-elect Donald Trump. Posted Friday to the Kremlin’s website, the greetings included messages to dozens of heads of state and government – including Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan and even Turkey, which the news release noted Russia has had a “difficult period in relations” with. In addition to Trump, Putin also extended greetings to former Presidents George W. and George H.W. Bush. But not Obama.

The Kremlin has posted the full list of messages to each world leader. Here’s the bit about Trump:

Vladimir Putin congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on Christmas and the New Year. In his message of greetings, the Russian President expressed hope that after Donald Trump is sworn in as US president, the two states, acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner, will be able to take real steps to restore the mechanisms of bilateral cooperation in various areas and take their interaction in the international arena to a whole new level. “Major global and regional challenges that our countries have confronted in recent years clearly confirm that Russia-US relations are an important factor in ensuring stability and security in the modern world,” reads the message sent to Donald Trump.

  • Matt

    I’m sure Obama is just crushed over it.

  • bkmn

    That will teach him! I do not look forward to four years of grade school bullying from Trump and Putin.

    • Todd20036

      You are giving Trump way to much the benefit of the doubt.

      Think Diaper Man Vitter maturity levels.

      • JWC

        Todd may I wish you and your partner a Happy new year and in spite of Trump all the best in the new year

  • Blake Mason

    Consider it an honor…. when Putin is though with the great pumpkin, Trump will have regretted ever stepping foot on the the political stage.

    • Bob Conti

      Unfortunately, we’ll be regretting it as well.

  • Bill


    1. A southern slang term for passing gas

    2. Farting

    example: Nevermind, I was just pootin’.

    • Snarkaholic

      I pronounce it Pukin’.

    • MΩebym

      Isn’t “trump” a slang term for farting in England or wherever? How appropriate.

      • JCF

        Many are saying so. The best people.

  • geoffalnutt


  • Oikos
  • JWC

    This speaks violumes for what it doesn’t say

  • boobert

    russia doesn’t need those 35 spies, they got tillerson!

    • FAEN

      Ain’t that the truth.

  • another_steve

    To be sung as one would sing the opening line of “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Watergate…

    • Snarkaholic

      …hookers, lies, and blow…
      …take a look at the Congressmen…
      …passing bad laws again…
      …while crying broke and bleating tales of woe.

      • Joe in PA

        You are good. Thanks for that chuckle. 🙂

        • Snarkaholic


    • JWC

      another Steve may I take the time to wish you and husband a Happy New year and all the best in 2017 inspite of the Orangatang in the room

      • another_steve

        And to you, my friend. A happy and healthy New Year.

        You’re beginning the New Year on a happy note: You live in a sane country.

        We here in the states envy you.

        • JWC

          we will all get thru this

        • JWC

          well Putin did include Trudeau in his new years address

          • Prixator

            He’s just envious because JT actually looks good with his shirt off.

  • Porkie

    Hélas! Obama, Missing out on another holiday card of sad Vlad flashing flmeshy manboobs astride a bewildered donkey…..Life is so unjust.

    • kanehau

      “…astride a bewildered donkey…” – you make him sound like jesus.

  • Michael R
  • FAEN

    Trump is too stupid and driven by ego to realize Putin is playing him.

  • bambinoitaliano

    When the dictator favor the stupid ones…….

  • Good lord, they’re like a couple of junior high girls…

    • The Return of Traxley


      They probably have matching UGGs.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Obama really gets under his skin, doesn’t he?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I think we should make George W. feel ashamed for ever thinking Putin had a soul.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Well, did President Obama send Putin a Holiday Greeting, aside from the sanctions?

    • Bob Conti

      Yes, I believe he did. In fact, part of the “annual letter” stuffed inside said, “In other news Barack tossed out of the country 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two Russian facilities in the U.S. We all agree that Putin had it coming, even though this whole episode reminded us of a sub-plot used in Veep this past season. The girls had the honor of choosing the names of those to be expelled out of a hat. It was a lot of fun!

      “We also want you to know that Sunny and Bo, our two Portuguese Water Dogs, are still loving life at the White House but have already started packing their doggie toys in anticipation of our move next month. We’ve included a picture of the two on the White House’s South Lawn.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b363d15133e09cfa56cb0124cb4fbb6137a04a60cb60078e57263f4464085d83.jpg

  • Ninja0980

    Does he really think Obama gives a fuck?

    • Lazycrockett

      Exactly. Small snark from a small man.

  • BobSF_94117


  • Acronym Jim

    That is some truly junior-high level of diplomacy.

    • Outlaw Woman

      Really, come Jan 20, we will have two petty nincompoops in charge of the biggest nuclear arsenals on the planet.

  • Rex

    And no one seems the least bit concerned that Putin is cozying up to the next president.

    • Lazycrockett

      The GOP sure aint.

      • JWC

        surprising that McConnell and Ryan are quiet Unless they are in a back room sippin scotch sayin Thats our boy Thats the dichotomy of the GOP they destroyed the country they said they loved to get rid of Obama and the DEMS

  • Ore Carmi

    “Well, I’m going to expel your diplomats.”

    “Oh, yeah? Well, I’m going to leave you out of my holiday greetings, so there!”

  • ByronK

    International diplomacy on the level of a high school cafeteria. You can’t sit at our table.

    • rusty57

      I’m thinking more like the girl’s bathroom in junior high.

      • ByronK

        “Ya, I heard Donna gave Vlad a BJ under the bleachers at the Homecoming dance. She’s such a fucking skank!!! Can I bum a smoke?”

  • mikeinrkfd

    Dear Putin, no one likes a bitchy queen, so get over yourself.

  • vorpal

    Dear Putin,

    Our Christmas present to you is exactly what you wished for: a malleable orange piece of shit.

    (Christian) Love,


  • Rex

    What was his message?
    Happy New Year, it could be your last.

  • grada3784

    Young love. True love. (as in Sauron and Saruman.)

  • ETownCanuck
  • Lars Littlefield

    Putin snubs Obama? Oh my. How will Barack ever recover from such a social slight? /s

  • CottonBlimp

    Is this supposed to hurt or something? Does he think there’s anyone in history regretting that they never had a warmer relationship with Hitler?

  • hdtex
    • Andymac3

      This picture is like ‘Where’s Waldo’, I’m trying to spot the difference but it just looks like the same old ass face as every other Trump pic.

  • JT

    What person with integrity would want greetings from a despot guilty of crimes against humanity?

  • MBear

    Aww….did wittle putie get his feewings huwt?

  • pj

    hes 12.

  • justmeeeee

    I’ll bet the Bushes are just thrilled. NOT!

  • DaveMiller135

    My anger and contempt for Trump is beginning to be balanced by a measure of embarrassment and pity. And fear for what his ego will lead us into.

  • JCF

    “To all my favorite Amerikanski TOOLS, Happy New Year! In 2017, we will *deepen* our friendship, until you walk funny. Nazdarovye!