Friday, 18 December 2015

Interpreting the Superpowers.

President Putin says that Donald Trump is ‘colourful and talented.’ Trump replies that he’s ‘honoured.’

I keep thinking of different ways in which this bizarre interchange might be interpreted, and I’ve come to favour the view that it’s nothing more than two little boys in kindergarten shouting ‘bum’ and ‘willy’ at one another and congratulating themselves on their wit. But I have to say that Putin’s ‘compliment’ does at least have the distinction of being ambiguous, or at least carrying a hint of damning with faint praise.

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