"The US is abuzz on who will be able to tackle Putin. Judging by mutual accusations Obama and the Republican candidates make, none is capable of this," the head of the State Duma's foreign affairs committee noted.
В США живо обсуждается, кто сможет справиться с Путиным? Судя по взаимным упрекам Обамы и кандидатов-республиканцев, никто и не сможет.— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) 3 ноября 2015
"Have you noticed that every one of these candidates says, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out'?" Barack Obama asked.
"And then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't handle those guys, then I don't think that the Chinese and the Russians will be too worried about you," the US president observed at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York.