Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly wielded a "seemingly endless" 45-minute rant against the United States when he first met Barack Obama in Russia.
The revelation of Putin's reported tirade was revealed in Obama's upcoming treatise "A Promise Land," which will discuss the former president's childhood days and his first term as president until the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
According to "A Promise Land", according to The Sun, the first meeting of the two political figures took place in July 2009 in Putin's "dacha", a closed mansion in the suburbs of Moscow.
Pictured: Former US President Barack Obama (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shake hands at a meeting on July 7, 2009 in his dormitory in Novo Ogaryovo near Moscow
"Obama talks about how Putin didn't look imposing when they posed for photos, describing him as 'short and compact' with a protruding nose and pale eyes," a source told The Sun.
He talks about how male waiters in traditional peasant clothes and tall leather boots served them eggs and caviar and poured tea while Putin caused a "seemingly endless" shame on every single perceived injustice and betrayal he and the Russian people suffered from Americans. & # 39;
Putin said he liked President George W. Bush personally and stood up for his solidarity after the 9/11 attacks and even offered Russia's help in dealing with Saddam Hussein.
"But he said Bush invaded Iraq and accused him of destabilizing the entire Middle East."
According to "A Promise Land" according to The Sun, Vladimir Putin (right) was both critical of and admired former President George W. Bush (left)
President George W. Bush (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) wave as the two leaders take a drive in Putin's 1956 Volga before dinner at Putin's residence outside Moscow
The memoir source said Obama aides tried to contain the reported disgrace, but he insisted Putin continue
"The staff accompanying Obama to the meeting tried to cancel it when Putin was about thirty minutes before the chatter," reports The Sun.
"But Obama describes how he decided not to interrupt when it seemed that Putin had rehearsed the whole thing."
It took 45 minutes before he finally stopped and Obama answered him point by point in a two-hour marathon conversation. He claims that Putin was open but not enthusiastic in his view. & # 39;
Under the Obama administration, the US called for a "reset" in relations between the two countries after years of growing tension in several presidencies. But tensions worsened as Obama worked through his second term.
The Obama administration tried to reset relations with Russia, but tensions continued to build with Barack Obama's second term (left). Pictured: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin (right)
The Trump administration's relationship with Russia has been overshadowed by allegations that the elections in favor of the GOP president interfered. Image: President Donald Trump
The Trump administration's relationship with Russia was marred by electoral interference that persisted during the president's four-year term.
Most recently, Putin signaled that he and the elected President Joe Biden support the rise of the Democratic Party to the Oval Office.
"The Democratic Party has traditionally been closer to so-called liberal values, closer to social democratic ideas than to Europe," Putin said during a television interview last week.
But he added, “We can also hear some pretty harsh anti-Russian rhetoric. Unfortunately we got used to it. & # 39;
The first episode of "A Promise Land" will be one of two volumes with Penguin Random House, the publisher who paid a record $ 65 million for Michelle Obama's best-selling memoir, Becoming.
Obama's memoir will include his struggles to approve the assassination attempt on Osama bin Laden because he couldn't discuss it with Michelle, as well as how Donald Trump offered to build a "beautiful ballroom" in the White House.
The release is scheduled for November 17th.
Barack Obama's memoir "A Promise Land" (pictured) will be released on November 17th
Obama says Trump's rise was a racist reaction to "a black man in the White House," beats up the president for obstetrics and says the putrefaction is reflected in the GOP when McCain named Sarah Palin as a campaigner
by EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR US POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Barack Obama criticizes Republicans as xenophobic and paranoid in his upcoming memoir, which focuses on his first term in the White House.
In the 768-page volume titled "A Promised Land," released Nov. 17, Obama reflects on his political career but exposes the personal by admitting that living in the White House increases smoking habits and tensions in his marriage to Michelle.
He also speaks about racial relations in the United States, writing that it was his own historic election as the nation's first black president that sparked part of the current division in the country.
"It was as if my presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a feeling that the natural order had been disrupted," writes Obama in the book received by CNN.
Donald Trump, he claims, sensed the mood in the country and used it to win the White House in the 2016 election.
“This is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started making claims that I was not born in the United States and was therefore an illegitimate president. For millions of Americans who were terrified by a black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial fear, ”he writes.
Barack Obama, in his upcoming memoir, criticizes the Republicans as xenophobic and paranoid, and writes that Donald Trump took advantage of racial tensions in the country to win the White House
Outgoing President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump arrive at the Capitol on January 20, 2017 for the inauguration of Trump
Obama claims the country's racial segregation roots stem from John McCain's decision to have Sarah Palin in the 2008 election
"A Promised Land" will be released on November 17th
However, Obama claims the problem's roots came before the current president. He attributes this to John McCain's decision to name Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his comrade in the 2008 presidential election.
Through Palin, it seemed like the dark spirits that lurked for a long time on the fringes of the modern Republican Party – xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an aversion to black and brown people – found their way into the center stage, "writes Obama .
He exempts McCain from all responsibility, however, and believes that the Senator, who died of brain cancer in 2018, would not have made the same decision if he had known what the future would be.
"I would like to believe that if he got the chance to do it again, he might have changed his mind," wrote Obama, who delivered an eulogy at McCain's funeral. "I think he really put his country first."
Obama admits daughter Malia made him quit smoking
In his memoir, Barack Obama reveals that the workload of being President has increased his smoking habit.
Sometimes he smoked eight, nine or ten cigarettes a day and looked for a "discreet place to smoke in the evening".
But it was his eldest daughter, Malia, who got him to stop what he was doing by "ceaselessly" chewing nicotine gum, a tool he used after frowning at him after "putting a cigarette in mine." Smelled breath ".
Obama started smoking as a teenager and talked about his struggle to quit smoking.
"As a former smoker, I struggle with it all the time," the then president admitted during a press conference in 2009. "Did I fall off the car sometimes?" Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No, I don't do it in front of my kids. I don't do it in front of my family. & # 39;
He was never caught smoking on camera during his tenure at the White House.
The book is the first of two parts to come from the former president – part of a $ 65 million deal he and Michelle Obama signed with Penguin Random House. The earlier first lady book & # 39; Becoming & # 39; sold millions of copies in 2018 and had high expectations for her husband's book.
Former President is preparing for a promotional tour – he's already hooked up with CBS & # 39; & # 39; 60 Minutes & # 39; & # 39; and & # 39; CBS Sunday Morning & # 39; composed. The New York Times checked a copy of the tape.
This book is about his first term in the White House. It starts with his early political campaigns and ends with a meeting in Kentucky where he is introduced to the SEAL team involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
It tells of his first presidential election, his attempt to pass healthcare reform, and his work with Republican Congress leader Senator Mitch McConnell and then House Speaker John Boehner.
His mentions of Trump come through the prism of Trump's criticism of himself, including the lie that Obama was not born in the United States.
He notes that Trump's deliberations were originally viewed as a joke, but he viewed them as part of the Republican Party's attempts to address white Americans' fears of the first black president.
In that sense, there wasn't much of a difference between Trump and Boehner or McConnell. They, too, understand that it doesn't matter if what they said is true, "he writes, adding," In fact, the only difference between Trump's political style and Trump's political style was Trump's lack of inhibition. "
He also described McConnell as greedy for power, writing what the Kentucky Senator lacked in charisma or interest in politics, what he more than made up for in discipline, shrewdness, and shamelessness – all he used for the single-minded and dispassionate pursuit of power. & # 39;
President Obama is writing his own historic election – he and his family will be seen at his inauguration on January 20, 2009 – which has created racial tension in the country
Obama's memoirs – the first of two parts – focus on his first term in the White House and his dealings with Republican Congress leader Senator Mitch McConnell and then House Speaker John Boehner (see above with President Obama in the White House in 2011).
Obama speaks in the book about Donald Trump through the prism of Trump's criticism of him; The two men can be seen in the Oval Office on November 10, 2016, a few days after Trump won the 2016 election
Obama praises George W. Bush in the book and notes how friendly the bushes were after the 2008 election – over the Obamas they visit the bushes on November 10, 2008 at the White House
But Obama has praise for other Republicans, including former President George W. Bush.
Speaking of his predecessor's kindness after winning the 2008 election, he noted that he and his family were warmly welcomed to the White House.
“Whether because of his respect for the institution, his father's teachings, bad memories of his own transition … or just plain decency, President Bush would end up doing anything to get the eleven weeks between my election and his departure going to bring it smoothly, ”wrote Obama.
He added that Bush's daughters Barbara and Jenna "rearranged their schedules to give Malia and Sasha their own tour".
And he noted how he used this as an example of his own actions after the 2016 election.
"I made a promise to myself that in due course I would treat my successor the same way," Obama said.
There is also praise for his Vice President, the new President Joe Biden, for whom he campaigned in the 2020 election.
"I liked the fact that Joe would be more than ready to serve as president if something happened to me – and that it would reassure those who still feared I was too young," wrote Obama. Most importantly, what my gut told me was – that Joe was decent, honest, and loyal. I believed that he cared about ordinary people and that I could trust him when things got difficult. I wouldn’t be disappointed. & # 39;
The book also revealed that personal with Obama, in which he talked about his marriage and how the White House increased its smoking habits.
He admits that he sometimes smoked eight, nine, or ten cigarettes a day and was looking for a "discreet place to smoke in the evening."
But it was his eldest daughter, Malia, who got him to stop what he was doing by "incessantly" chewing nicotine gum, a tool he used after frowning at him after putting "a cigarette in mine." Smelled breath ".
Malia Obama was 10 and Sasha Obama was seven when her father won the White House.
In his book, Obama praises Joe Biden's qualification for president before battling Biden in Flint, Michigan, in October
Obama admits that life in the White House created tension with his wife, Michelle
Obama admits being in the White House, which increased his smoking habit, but quit when Malia frowned at him for it. The President can be seen in the White House with his daughters Sasha and Malia in 2015
The goldfish bowl life in the White House also added tension to his marriage, and it suggests some frustrations his wife was feeling.
"Despite Michelle's success and popularity, I continued to sense an undercurrent of tension within her, subtle but constant, like the faint roar of a hidden machine," writes Obama. “It was as if all of her previous sources of frustration, limited as we were within the walls of the White House, became more focused and animated, whether it was my 24/7 absorption of work or the way politics were ours Family exposed to control and attack, or even a tendency for friends and family members to treat their role as secondary. & # 39;
Obama adds that there were nights next to Michelle in the dark. I would think of those days when everything felt lighter between us, her smiles were more constant and our love less strained, and my heart suddenly contracted at the thought that those days could not return. & # 39;
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