(Bloomberg) President Vladimir Putin said Russia was the only country that expected Donald Trump to win the U.S. presidential election, and he accused Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton of being a bad loser.
Trump has his “finger on the pulse of the mood of society,” Putin said at his annual press conference in Moscow on Friday. “He went all the way, even though no one believed that he would win, apart from you and me,” he said, to applause in the packed hall.
Democrats who have accused Russia of helping to rob Clinton of victory through a hacking campaign aimed at bolstering Trump “are looking for someone outside to blame,” Putin said. The Democratic Party was also defeated in elections to the Senate and Congress, the Russian leader said, quipping: “Is that also our work, my work?”
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