Hillary Clinton Says ‘World-Class Misogynist’ Putin Sicced His Dog On Angela Merkel To Scare Her

As a former KBG operative Vladimir Putin is no stranger to intimidation tactics, and according to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even fellow world leaders weren’t off limits. 

Clinton was in New York on Tuesday, attending a panel at The Wing work space when she called out Putin for being a “world-class misogynist,” who enjoyed using fear tactics with women leaders. 

Clinton recalled the story of Putin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi in 2007. Putin had been briefed by the Kremlin that after being bit in 1995, Merkel was afraid of dogs. 

 “So, you have these one-on-one meetings. All of a sudden, while the  press is still there, this very large black dog came into the room. And he took joy in that. He just… is like that.”

 Merkel who spoke with The New Yorker in 2014 said she knew why Putin brought his dog into their meeting. 

 “I understand why he has to do this — to prove he’s a man. He’s afraid  of his own weakness. Russia has nothing, no successful  politics or economy. All they have is this.” 


Twitter was not surprised to hear about Putin’s scare tactics. 

But some felt Clinton calling Putin a misogynist was throwing stones from a glass house. 

And though there seemed to be no love lost for Putin, once again, Clinton became the target of the discussion.

Clinton is currently on a speaking tour promoting her book “What Happened?” in which Clinton explains how she lost the 2016 Presidential election, but hopefully Putin’s dog won’t get any of the blame. 

H/T – People, HuffPost