Well, Donald Trump should be well pleased when he catches a glimpse of his favorite Russian dictator — as it seems like ole Vladimir Putin is really beginning to resemble his wannabe former American counterpart. In that, Putin is starting to look a swollen, bloated, ashy tick, much like Donald J. Trump.
A new report from The Daily Mail made waves today and gave us all a teeny, tiny bit of hope that perhaps the Russian dictatorial president’s days may, in fact, be more numbered than he will ever let on or admit when they noted that Putin “was said to be looking ‘ashen and bloated’ in a meeting today as the global condemnation of his invasion of Ukraine continued.”
According to the report, an image was (I’m sure carefully) released by the Kremlin today from the Russian dictator’s meeting in Moscow with the Governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Beglov. But apparently, the Kremlin just wasn’t careful enough, as Putin’s rather sickly appearance was still very noticeable to social media users:
The Kremlin just posted this pic. Putin does not look well… he’s ashen and bloated. pic.twitter.com/SNdiHjMKzI
— AKing 🇺🇸 (@aking4democracy) March 1, 2022
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He doesn’t look very good to me. https://t.co/puHklqlG7Q
— Grayzel (@MarkAFredrick1) March 1, 2022
No more shirtless Putin to show his “strength” & “machismo” – He’s got a double chin & a large pot belly now. But I will say, his eyes look alert AF.
— Music Lover ✡️ 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🌻 (@EffWebsite) March 1, 2022
Russia’s President Vladimir looks bloated and ashen in meeting as pressure of his Ukrainian invasion takes its toll on his appearance. pic.twitter.com/7V38UrzMjZ
— Paul Goward (@PaulGoward) March 1, 2022
As the Daily Mail noted in their report, “The image was released before Russia was slammed for bombing the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial in Kyiv on the site of one of the biggest single massacres of Jews during the Holocaust.”
We’re not doctors here, we certainly can’t speak to the state of Vladimir Putin’s health. We can only hope…
Featured image via Wikimedia Commons/The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License