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Putin says Democrats wrongly trying to blame others for defeat
December 23, 2016 / 10:17 AM / 9 months ago

Putin says Democrats wrongly trying to blame others for defeat

Journalists listen to Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the U.S. Democratic Party was wrongly trying to blame its electoral defeat to Donald Trump on external factors.

Speaking at an annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said that the party needed to learn how to lose gracefully.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Vladimir Soldatkin and Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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