Putin Regrets Awarding Tillerson Russia’s Order Of Friendship: He’s Fallen In With The Wrong Company

Reuters reports:

Vladimir Putin took a jab at Rex Tillerson on Thursday, joking that the U.S. Secretary of State had “fallen in with the wrong company” since he had awarded him a Russian state honor for his contribution to Russian-U.S. relations.

Hopes of detente in Moscow’s relations with Washington under Donald Trump, who had praised President Putin before winning the White House, have faded as the countries have imposed sanctions and expelled diplomats in recent months.

Addressing a U.S. citizen at a plenary session of an economic forum in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Putin said: “We awarded your compatriot Mr. Tillerson the Order of Friendship, but he seems to have fallen in with the wrong company and to be steering in the other direction.”

“I hope that the wind of cooperation, friendship and reciprocity will eventually put him on the right path,” Putin added, drawing cheers from the crowd.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    When even Putin thinks you suck ass.

    • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

      He did mention the “wind” of cooperation…

    • Ranger One

      The funny is that Trump even thought of him as a bud.

  • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

    Because you, Mr Putin, are the pinnacle of humanity?

  • joeyj1220
  • j.martindale

    I don’t believe a word that comes out of the man’s mouth. Anything he says must be taken with a pound or two of salt.

    • geoffalnutt

      Russia has been lying to the world for centuries…give or take a few minutes.

  • crewman

    Putin distancing himself from anyone is just cover for that compromised person.

    • lovelydestruction

      Exactly.

  • Mikey

    Putin made the same error Trump did: he assumed that leadership of the US was like leadership of Russia – the president has absolute power. Poutine didn’t take into account that while the vast, and I mean VAST, majority of the GOP are asshats, most of them still hate Russia.

    • PeterC

      It just reminds us all why Trump and Putin got along for a while. Both have similar styles of leadership; “Me” is in complete control because “I” only am importaqnt. So Sad.

      • Bongstar420

        at least putin is more intelligent and knowledgeable
        trump is just an arrogant halfwit

    • Gerry Fisher

      We’re buffered from this shit show–so far–by the basic governmental design created by our founders. It was designed so that no single branch had too much power. Although I’ve been shocked at how many people are in on this grift, it is NOT the entire Congress and judiciary branch…or the grunts who make up the bulk of career civil servants.

    • Bongstar420

      putin doesn’t have absolute power as pres in russia. If he has real power, its that 100,000,000,000 they say he has hidden away. If not, its the other rich in his country who pull the strings.

  • Tawreos

    I guess he didn’t realize that his puppets had other strings attached to them as well.

    • Mikey

      well-said!!!

    • Miji

      The trick isn’t so much fun when everyone can see the strings.

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  • Rex

    Ah, he want’s his friendship ring back.

    • Dagoril

      The ring *and* the mix tape.

    • OdieDenCO

      three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
      Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
      Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
      In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

      One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
      One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

      In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

  • OdieDenCO

    nice of you to remind the world tillerson was also bought and paid for vlad.

    • Bongstar420

      Who isn’t bought and paid for?

      Money rules. Not intelligence, competence, honesty, and diligence.

      Commoners hate the idea that their opinions are irrelevant because their IQ is too low. Thats why we get losers like donald trump being allowed to have billions and be president.

  • BeaverTales

    Russia doesn’t want peace, they want power.

    In a hundred years or so, they will probably be the most technologically advanced nation on the planet, with unlimited natural resources and the ability to wage war on any nation they wish.

    Russia has always played the long game and usually wins it.

    • Todd20036

      Only if people are given incentives to do better.

      The reason Russia is technologically inferior is that geniuses in that country aren’t allowed to be rich

      • BeaverTales

        They are also inferior technologically because they are xenophobic and don’t embrace ethnic pluralism… that idea failed when the Soviet Union failed.

    • Halou

      They didn’t win their ‘long game’ in the early 90s.

      • BeaverTales

        The Soviet Union was never Russia. The subjugated Muslim, Baltic and Balkan states never bought into the Russian identity. The USSR only lasted 75 years… that’s just a blink of time in their history.

        A Russian Empire has been around for almost 1200 years in a variety of different forms….they became the largest nation on earth because unlike Alexander, Napoleon, Hitler or Genghis Khan, they didn’t try to conquer the known world in only one generation.

        The British Empire was also ‘long game’ until their military resources ran out and they embraced democratic rule. Britain only became a united nation 500 years ago, and is unlikely to last much longer.

    • Karl Dubhe

      How long ago was it that your government reps were openly discussing how you’d rule the entire planet for the rest of time? 🙂

      Man…

  • Michael R

    keyword “reciprocity”

    • Gerry Fisher

      Something about backs being scratched, I think.

    • David Walker

      “They say that life is tit for tat,
      And that’s the way I live.
      So I deserve a lot of tat
      For what I got to give.” — “Chicago: The Musical”
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      • Bongstar420

        In life, you give tit and the owner who employed you gets the tat.

        So your common douche can enjoy things they don’t deserve…if you deserve what you have, you made it with your own two hands and didn’t get help from others. The more others were involved, the less excess you deserve.

  • Leo

    Rex’s installment was deliberate to have the Crimea sanctions that affected Rosneft’s deal with Exxon lifted. Point blank and period. Second to digital campaign guru Parscale of my list of people I most want in handcuffs at the end of Mueller’s sweep this man is second.

  • Ranger One

    Putin needs to dump Trump.

  • canoebum

    If he thinks Tillerson is a compatriot of anyone here except the 1%ers, Putin really has no idea how things work in America.

    • Bongstar420

      The problem with the world is the 1%ers are not in power.
      People are still brainwashed into thinking wealth is a qualifier

      1% = +135 IQ

      1% in money = $450,000/year
      There are 14,000,000 millionaires on the planet
      There are 72,000,000 people with +135 IQ

      Now you see how power is consolidated and how merit is perverted by money

  • bambinoitaliano

    I would not take anything Putin said at face value. It’s calculative to cause confusion and further muddying his involvement in bringing down the US. There is no sense of trying to decipher anything coming out of his mouth. He is one prisoner you want to treat like he is Hannibal Lecter. Bound and tied in a maximum security isolation booth with IV feeding tube till he dies.

    • Gerry Fisher

      And even THEN, keep a close watch on your paper clips.

    • Miji

      Exactly. While I think Putin has probably soured on Trump and his antics, I think a lot of this is just an act so they don’t seem so cozy.

    • Bongstar420

      The manipulations seem transparent to me. Hannibal isn’t so clever anyways.

      So, maybe the problem is a lack of perceptive genius in the population…or more likely, a lack of submission and recognition to it by the commoner.

  • Halou

    Putin crying that America’s foreign policy man is, surprisingly, putting American foreign policy priorities ahead of those of Russia. Wrong crowd my arse.

    The Exxonasaurus Rex is a rare case of someone in the Trump administration doing the job they were given not the nudge-nudge, wink-wink sort of job he is expected to do without being explicitly told. Not saying he is performing to a high standard, but he is at least performing.

    • -M-

      Poorly and reluctantly.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    It’s a mass layoff.

  • Jefe5084

    Putin is just trying to faux-dis the Orange turd and his fellow mobsters in hopes that he will remain a useful puppet behind the scenes. My opinion.

  • Jeffrey

    It’s all talk until Tillerson gets a polonium enema

  • geoffalnutt

    “Wrong company” = America.

  • Ernest Endevor
  • Gerry Fisher

    All this talk of friendship, cooperation, diplomacy, fairness, and more is such utter bullshit. All they care about is money. “If you help me to make tons of unearned money, they you’re my friend. If not, you’re useless to me, dead to me.”

  • netxtown

    Is there a spaghetti map for this “right path” ?

  • Friday

    Quid pro quo didn’t work out like you Righties planned, did it?

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    If Tillerson was honorable, he’d ship the medal back.

  • Bongstar420

    Merit has nothing to do with the crowd with which you associate.

    Now you know their status is not merit based.