One can almost hear Obama saying:
Don’t think I don’t know that you’re a butcher.
…. and Putin thinking:
If I’m going to return Russia to its former glory, it’s sure not going to happen while an honest and intelligent man is in the White House. When he goes, I’m going to install someone I can control–someone stupid, incompetent, corrupt, indifferent to the success of the U.S., and preferably subject to extortion.