Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.

By contrast, Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said Zhirinovsky, who received a top state award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) came third in Russia’s parliamentary election last month.

Many Russians regard Zhirinovsky as a clownish figure who makes outspoken statements to grab attention but he is also widely viewed as a faithful servant of Kremlin policy, sometimes used to float radical opinions to test public reaction.

“Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts,” said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament.

“Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realise that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it’s war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere.”

Zhirinovsky’s comments coincide with deep disagreements between Washington and Moscow over Syria and Ukraine and after the White House last week accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organisations.

Even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday, Putin insisted his country was not involved in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election.


Zhirinovsky likes to shock liberal public opinion and he has frequently heaped scorn on the West, which he and other Russian nationalists regard as decadent, hypocritical and corrupted by political correctness.

His combative style, reminiscent of Trump’s, ensures him plenty of television air time and millions of votes in Russian elections, often from the kind of blue-collar workers who are the bedrock of the U.S. Republican candidate’s support.

Zhirinovsky once proposed blocking off mostly Muslim southern Russia with a barbed wire fence, echoing Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Zhirinovsky, who said he met Trump in New York in 2002, revels in his similarities with the American businessman – they are the same age, favour coarse, sometimes misogynistic language and boast about putting their own country first. Zhirinovsky has even said he wants a DNA test to see if he is related to Trump.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
But unlike Trump, a billionaire real estate developer who casts himself as the anti-establishment candidate in the U.S. presidential race with no past political experience, Zhirinovsky is a consummate political insider who has sat in the Duma for more than two decades.

Putin has also praised Trump as “very talented”, while the Republican candidate has said the Kremlin boss is a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama. Clinton has accused Trump of being too cosy with Putin and questioned his business interests in Russia.

In other comments that have delighted Moscow, Trump has questioned the value of NATO for Washington, has spoken ambiguously about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and suggested that the United States under his leadership would adopt a more isolationist foreign policy.

“He (Trump) won’t care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?,” said Zhirinovsky, who once counted himself a friend of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and whose deaths he still laments.

“Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful … He’s the only one who can do this,” he said, adding that Trump could even win a Nobel peace prize.


In contrast, Zhirinovsky described Clinton as “an evil mother-in law” and said her record as secretary of state under Obama in 2009-2013 showed she was unfit to lead her country.

“She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said,” said Zhirinovsky. “That’s dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.”

In typically chauvinistic remarks, Zhirinovsky said Clinton’s gender should also bar her from the presidency.

“Most Americans should choose Trump because men have been leading for millions of year. You can’t take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a woman president,” he said.

Asked about lewd comments Trump made about women in 2005 that have harmed his campaign, Zhirinovsky defended the Republican: “Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. We must only consider his business (and political) qualities.”

Though Putin and Trump have never met, Zhirinovsky said he believed they could establish a close working relationship, adding: “Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever.”


    1. This is a JAMAICAN website, WE the Jamaicans get what Met is saying why don’t you go somewhere else instead of telling the Lady what she needs to spell? It’s NEW CLEAR if she wants to spell it like that. Unuh move and gwey nuh?

    2. You are correct, however if you look at the rest of the headline you’ll see that:

      seh = say
      nuh = no or don’t…


      new clear = nuclear

      Met knows what she’s doing…

    3. A NEW CLEAR smartass! OLE CLEAR was Hiroshima!

      As if Met don’t know the correct spelling. This is call a “play on words”. Nah know you geniuses are “a naww in no phuck”!

        1. This election need fi get boycott. I dont like this vote for the lesser evil nonsense. The only thing bout Hilary is she nuh racist like Donald but I dont like some of the reports that I have been reading about her….as for Russia dem mussi think America a soft soap.

  1. All when New Clear war ago start, Trump STILL not getting my vote, all you English teachers on Met site, I don’t know who died and made unuh the corrections leader of spelling, I know it’s Nuclear :ngakak

  2. imagine in 80s mi vote gainst communism for cuba was suppose to come eena ja. now some 40odd years mi fi mek fear mek move up weh mi deh go go, from mi small mi hear Russians are coming BELAFONTE, SHERYL LEE RALPH CUSS THE MUTT NOW, PEOPLE A THREATEN TO VOTE IN THEIR FAVOR, NOT DRINKING THIS R***SSS KOOLAID, MORE WOMEN COMING FORWARD THESE FEMALES NAW LIE HE’S ALLEDED TO HAVE GRABBED THA PUSSIES, SOME GET MORE THAN GRAB, WEH THE JAMAICAN GIRL THAT HAD HIM IN COURT FOR HER MONEY,

  3. Ok all the spell checkers are present yipeeeee good to know anyway Russia n allies can chat shit all they way the US army has overspent on arms 10 times more than every country u can think of Russia need to stop

  4. So what if a man grab some pussy, every man grab a pussy at some stage of their lives, that is the least of things to worry about… Look what Bill Clinton do innate office with woman… The USA IS STARTING WARS ALL OVER THE PLACE… The USA put troops on Russia border, they are encircling Russia.. They are making war with Syria.. Russia will have no choice but to war if SHE wins cause she is a war monger doing the work of her imperial masters just like the last two previous prezzies including Bama… The USA IS PUSHING IT’S NEW WORLD ORDER and is trying to take control of all countries by getting rid of any government who do not take their orders and put it a puppet government who they rule and give orders… Your USA MEDIA hide the truth a tell lies upon lies… The USA spend millions on weapons to kill innocent people while the USA citizens suffer from lack of financial stability, many states have gone broke over 40.000 people living on the streets…while they give your money to bad groups of people to fight against sovereign governments… Russia is a peaceful country, but after they saw what the USA done in Iraq, Lydiard and now Syria they have too react…

  5. another woman come out she was on cnn just now. anyweh we are this is goin to affect us, this imbecile did not learn nutten a school him rich he did not have to. but he is not for the whitehouse,,

  6. Straight up, Russia like many other countries in the world; the whole of the middle east, Africa and Germany etc don’t like the US….if Hillary win, she going to be diplomatic about everything and work out whatever problem US and dem other country yah hav…dem country yah want Trump fi win because dem know him ago come with f***y and dat will give dem a good reason fi rush di US and blow dem up!

    And Putin slick, cause is same way him did fren up Bush after 9/11 and then turn round and f**k him up.

  7. A what do this idiot don’t you think we read the article and a dat the lady want to say Anyway the time Unu a worry bout wrong spelling Unu go try vote see Hillary vote for woman go war to and trump a mad man so it a get sticky

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