President Vladimir Putin has said that those who are trying to defame US President-elect Donald Trump with unsubstantiated claims are ‘worse than prostitutes’, according to a report from Russian news agency TASS.
Reacting on the claims that the Russian intelligence has compromising material on Donald Trump and Russia may use it to blackmail him in future. Putin said,”Prostitution is a seriously ugly social phenomenon as young women engage in this also because they cannot provide a worthy life for themselves otherwise and this is largely the guilt of societies and the state. But people who order fake news like this, which are currently being spread against the US President-elect, are fabricating and using them in the political struggle. They are worse than prostitutes.”
An unverified casebook, authored by a former British intelligence officer were in headlines last week with its sensational allegations of Trump accepting bribes and indulging in sexual favours while he was in Russia. Both, Trump and the Kremlin had dismissed the dossier as fake.
Putin slams people for making such comments against the new President of the United States. Trump no less, slamming people spreading such rumours and had taken to Twitter to question if John Brennan, the outgoing CIA chief was behind the leak of the fake news.
As far as Russia and US alliance in concerned, Trump has indicated that he would take a soft approach towards Russia and would ease sanctions slapped on the country if ‘Moscow decides to work with the US’. There are reports that Trump would meet Putin when he goes on his first foreign trip to Iceland.