In an interview broadcast on Russian state TV yesterday, Russian president Vladimir Putin weighed in on the US election. Putin said that it would not be proper to congratulate Biden, saying:
I want to assure you: there’s no hidden motive, that we like someone, or that we dislike someone. We are just waiting for an end to the domestic political standoff.
This is similar to the line being taken by Trump and most of his fellow Republicans, who are falsely asserting that the election has not been decided yet (some have also lied even further, saying that Trump won in a landslide).
In “Putin Says No Hidden Motive In Not Congratulating Biden”, RFE/RL reported:
Putin also called the U.S. election system flawed, and asserted that Washington had no right to judge other countries on holding problematic democratic votes.
In short, another large chunk of US credibility has been shot to hell by Trump’s lies, with Putin gleefully twisting the knife.