In 2012, Obama told Medvedev in Russia to tell Putin that he would be more flexible after the election.
In a debate with Romney, he laughed at Romney for remarking how dangerous Putin and Russia were, saying the ’80s called and wanted their foreign policy back:
Now, Obama says Putin was always dangerous, though he did nothing in his eight years to rein Putin in.
Former President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been a threat on the world stage. He described him as ruthless against his own people and others.
“He has always been somebody who’s wrapped up in this twisted, distorted sense of grievance and ethnic nationalism. That part of Putin, I think has always been there,” Obama told Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.”
Last week, Obama lied through his teeth when he said he had been tough on Russia after they invaded Crimea. He said he had to drag Europe in to be tough.
His claim that he was tough on Putin is contradicted by his eight-year record.