As we all know by now Russia’s Vladimir Putin just decided not to retaliate for Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian “diplomats” yesterday.
I could have told you that (tweeted about an hour prior to Putin’s announcement):
That, of course, and the fact that Putin wants to start off with a clean slate once Donald Trump has been inaugurated a few weeks from now.
Top illustration: America’s president-elect Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Blogger’s own drawing.