HAMBURG (Rooters agency) – US President Ronald Dump has abruptly broken off all friendly relations with Russian President Vladitude Buttinsky, apparently because of a careless remark by Buttinsky when the two presidents met face to face here.
According to eyewitness accounts from high-level officials on both sides, all of whom were sworn to secrecy and denied saying what they had said, the falling-out occurred when the Russian President denied that Russia had interfered in last year’s US Presidential election.
Buttinsky apparently thought his remark would be helpful to the US President, but, Dump, perhaps suffering a – hopefully temporary – memory loss, took the denial for good coin and reacted angrily.
“I thought you were my friend,” Dump shouted. “I was counting on your help. You’ve got no loyalty. You’re fired.”
Dump’s outburst seems to have disrupted the serene calm that surrounds the Russian President even when he is wrestling with Siberian tigers. He is said to have reacted angrily: “What about those troops in mufti we sent to vote for you? Three to 5 million of them; you’ve said it publicly yourself.”
President Dump did not respond to that, perhaps because he was busy tweeting something when Buttinsky spoke.
Despite this breakdown in the personal relationship, advisors of the two Presidents are confident that relations between them can be sorted out. If not, they say, there is always the option of nuclear war.