He’s all man.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly told filmmaker Oliver Stone that he doesn’t have bad days because of his gender, footage provided to Bloomberg suggests.
Inside the Kremlin’s throne room, Stone reportedly asked the head of the world power if he had “off days.”
Putin’s response: “I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days. I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.”
In recent footage provided to Bloomberg, Putin says he does not have bad days because he is not a woman.
The footage also taps into a conversation about the Russian president’s stance on homosexuality in the nation, The Hill reports.
Putin denies the existence of a campaign against homosexuality. However, critics say that one of his reported allies, Ramzan Kadyrov, a Chechen leader, rounded up and tortured 100 gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
In his discussion with Stone, however, Putin says, “There are no restrictions whatsoever.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden previously insisted that Donald Trump’s administration delve into the Chechnya matter — over a moral obligation to protect human rights.
In April, Biden said, “I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in…Chechnya have rounded up, tortured and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay.
“I hope that the current administration lives up to the promises it has made to advance human rights for everyone by raising this issue directly with Russia’s leaders,” he continued.
If the report about Putin’s gender-based “off day” comment was unearthed earlier, chances are Megyn Kelly would not have interviewed the Russian president.
Last month, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer interviewed Putin before a charity ice hockey game in Sochi.
Pressed about the James Comey firing, Putin said that there was no effect in Russia and that Palmer’s question “looks very funny for me.”
“Don’t be angry with me,” Putin said through a translator. “We have nothing to do with that [the Comey termination].”
Back in 2014, in an interview with Radio Europe 1, Putin had a rather archaic reason for avoiding a debate with Hillary Clinton, Time reported.
“It’s better not to argue with women,” he said.”
“When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak,” the president added. “But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”
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