Obama Aide Recalls Tense Meeting Between Hillary Clinton And Vladimir Putin

Obama Aide Recalls Tense Meeting Between Hillary Clinton And Vladimir Putin

A former Obama State Department aide has written a book in which she recalls the moment a room full of diplomats “froze in anticipation” when Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin met for the first time after she “criticized his country’s election process as being unfair.”

In “Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How To Make It Work for You,” Obama’s protocol chief Capricia Penavic Marshall writes that a 2012 bilateral meeting between Obama and Putin in Mexico “was anticipated to be long and intense.” She adds, “It was rumored that President Putin had hoped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not be in attendance.”

After greeting Putin, she writes that Obama said: “You remember Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?” “She greeted him with her most dignified, diplomatic expression and handshake, instantly setting a respectful tone. There was a clear pause in everyone’s movements, then [Putin], who seemed to express a hint of surprise on his face upon seeing the secretary, responded in kind, greeting her in a similar dignified manner.”

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