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CNN Reports Russian State TV Said President Trump ‘Smelt Like a Kremlin Agent’

Russian state TV has caught a whiff of something Kremlin-y, and it’s President Donald Trump.

According to CNN Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance, Russian state television said, verbatim, that President Trump “smelt like a Kremlin agent.”

“We saw what the dynamic was like in Helsinki,” Chance told CNN colleague Jim Sciutto. “Putin came across as much more dominant. President Trump came across as deferential, even submissive at times, which was I think very shocking to many of the people in the audience. People in Russia were also shocked as well.”

“I think the Kremlin have kind of backed off a bit, despite this latest invitation,” Chance later said, referring to Trump’s invitation – and Vladimir Putin‘s readiness to go – to Washington. “They’re concerned that it’s gone a little bit too far. They want President Trump to deliver on his election promises, to make the relationship better with Russia, but they also see that he’s not going to be able to do that if he continues to perform like he performed in Helsinki when standing next to President Putin.”

So, I have several questions, but the first of them is this: What does a Kremlin agent smell like?

If you have thoughts, let me know in the comments. I’ll observe my better judgement and not conjecture.

Watch above, via CNN.

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