United States politics apparently don’t concern Vladimir Putin when he’s on the ice.
The president of Russia reacted with bemusement Wednesday when CBS’ Elizabeth Palmer asked him whether James Comey’s firing as FBI director will change his country’s relationship with the United States. Maybe Putin felt Palmer’s timing was poor, considering he was about to play a game of ice hockey when she asked the question on everyone’s mind.
“Your question looks very funny for me; don’t be angry with me,” Putin said through an interpreter. ” … You see I am going to play hockey, with the hockey fans, and I invite you to do the same.”
U.S. president Donald Trump surprisingly fired Comey on Tuesday, sending shockwaves around Washington D.C. and beyond.
But those waves apparently weren’t strong enough to check Putin onto a specific message for the world.