Just a little over a month after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and other European leaders were caught mocking President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were caught joking about Trump as well.
The video was leaked from coverage of Putin's visit to Syria.
"If Trump arrives along this road [to Syrian capital Damascus], everything will become normal with him too."
Putin joked that Trump would jump at the chance, before offering to facilitate the meeting:
"Invite him. He will come...I will tell him."
Trump's subservience to Putin has been a major criticism of his presidency and even his 2016 campaign.
Trump sided with Putin over U.S. intelligence officials by defending Putin's claim that Russian military intelligence units didn't launch a targeted campaign to interfere with the 2016 election. During the campaign, he infamously asked Russia to target Hillary Clinton's emails—a request that Russia fulfilled.
The new video didn't do much to assure people of Trump's reputation among world leaders.
@dimsmirnov175 We are a laughingstock.— NO to Drumpf ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽 (@NO to Drumpf ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽)1578990932.0
@dimsmirnov175 They know they have the winning hand! Our President is a Puppet! He is controlled by his emotions.… https://t.co/6QDYOORVt9— David Fish (@David Fish)1579016769.0
They laugh at Donald Trump. https://t.co/pIPk7xP9f0— Andrew Muñoz (@Andrew Muñoz)1579017442.0
Americans need to see this. Putin is openly making fun of Trump on state TV in Russia, basically saying Trump will… https://t.co/XvTK5ok3te— Joshua Meyer (@Joshua Meyer)1579020713.0
Trump being mocked by the world yet again, and by his puppeteer now too just sad. I thought trump said putin was a… https://t.co/KLMYb3gE5T— Anthony Thomas (@Anthony Thomas)1579020792.0
Another day, another bunch of world leaders laughing at #ToddlerInChief @POTUS 45. If he weren't such a deplorable… https://t.co/nAJo0dXyf2— Jedi Clampett (@Jedi Clampett)1579025578.0
Putin's confidence that he could facilitate the meeting was not lost on people either.
Need any more proof @realDonaldTrump is Putin's b*tch? https://t.co/n4GyHVz0yN— N Botts (@N Botts)1579025471.0
@realDonaldTrump Well Donny, you have done one thing right - you are the laughing stock of the world. Here's your… https://t.co/KzygeAk1sv— Peggy Duncan (@Peggy Duncan)1579025440.0
Hey @realDonaldTrump your daddy is making fun of you with Assad! Don’t get too upset, most Americans make fun of yo… https://t.co/w291sCEJnc— J-A-M (@J-A-M)1579019616.0
Putin's personal clown🤡 #Election2020 https://t.co/hU7XO2Rqrw— Александр Великий 🌴 (@Александр Великий 🌴)1578888109.0
Trump has yet to respond to the video.
For more information about Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election—and about election interference as a whole—be sure to check out season two of George Takei's Oh Myyy Pod: Hackers, Hoaxes, and Hate.