Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin, specifically for the act of “manspreading.”
During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday, Clinton claimed the U.S. intelligence community and others have said Putin had a “personal grudge” against her.
“I don’t take it personally. 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’re his number one rival,” Clinton said. “Partly because I’m a woman, which seems to get him a bit agitated — he actually has said that … some things about that.”
Colbert then asked the former rival to President Trump if the Russian leader ever said anything to her personally that was latent with criticism or ridicule. “Well, he certainly demonstrated,” Clinton responded. “There’s an expression, we certainly know it in New York, called ‘manspreading.'”
According to Clinton, Putin would sit with his legs spread wide apart every time she met with him. She claimed she would then demonstrate the same action herself.
Earlier in September, Clinton said she wouldn’t exclude questioning the legitimacy of the election if evidence of Russian interference is revealed. However, she later clarified her comments, saying she will not contest the legitimacy of her 2016 election defeat, noting there is no constitutional recourse for such a move.
Clinton’s appearance on Colbert’s increasingly anti-Trump late-night show can be viewed in the YouTube clip below, in which she discusses Putin’s “sexism:”
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