It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton hates Vladimir Putin.
Although Hillary Clinton has cozied up to authoritarians in the past, there’s something special about Vladimir Putin that specifically makes her loath him. It now looks like we finally know why.
According to a new report from People Magazine, Putin seems to have emotionally abused Hillary Clinton in private. He even did certain “sexist” things purposely trying to get under her skin in public, according to her. Sometimes he would even spread his legs while sitting in front of her to show dominance.
What Putin Did To Hillary
In a new interview with the Financial Times, Hillary Clinton revealed that Putin would try to purposely make her feel uncomfortable during meetings. He would even make sexist gestures with his legs.
According to Hillary:
“We had some interesting, even helpful, interactions in private and then the press would be invited in and he would say something insulting about America. He would then manspread for effect.”
This isn’t the first time Hillary has suggested Putin acted strangely toward her. In a 2017 interview, she went further in describing the meaning behind Putin’s actions, saying that it might be linked to his anger at the fall of the Soviet Union:
“I think it’s part of his worldview. Which is all tied up with his anger, his disappointment in the collapse of the Soviet Union and his feeling that we are his number one rival.”
Hillary Clinton continued and even suggested that Putin liked to sit with his legs wide apart. Clinton suggested there was sexism in the way Putin sat:
“There’s an expression, we certainly know it in New York, called ‘manspreading.’ And every time I met with him, it would be [gestures that he spread his legs widely]…. the whole deal.”
There’s no denying that Vladimir Putin is a snake. And these comments by Hillary Clinton may finally explain why she loathes him so much.