Lessons in diplomacy …
Of course, the current Russia hysteria has prompted flashbacks of the infamous Russian Reset …
Back in March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a small green box with a ribbon.
Inside was a red button with the Russian word “peregruzka” printed on it.
Clinton offered that pushing it would “reset our relationship” … ostensibly, for the better.
So, how did that all work out?
According to Gallup …
“Just 1% of Russians approved of U.S. leadership in 2015 — the worst rating in the world last year and the lowest approval Gallup has measured for the U.S. in the past decade.”
Ironically, there was a typo on the button.
Lavrov told Clinton at the time that “perezagruzka” was the Russian word for reset … not “peregruzka,’ which means ‘overcharged.”
Russia has been pushing the peregruzka button ever since
Maybe, instead of being pro-Trump, the basket of deplorable Russians are #NeverHillary and just didn’t want an Obama 3rd term.
Note: An earlier version of this post was published on June 3, 2016