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Editor's Note: In the interview with Tucker, Putin declared the national security state directs American presidents and makes the decisions, and overruled American presidents in past interactions with him, and that the current national security apparatus is pushing the Ukraine war. He also stated he had good relations with many U.S. presidents and can solve the problems with a new administration, once the current government is removed. So, our quotes from a source below were not the exact verbiage, but the spirit of our article was correct.
Today in Moscow, Tucker Carlson asked Russian President Putin who actually runs the U.S. This was his answer:
“The same forces which have always run it. You may change presidents but you do not change those in real power. That is who we have to deal with. Joe Biden is just a facade for this power structure.”
When asked about a possible second term for President Trump, Putin replied:
“For one thing he never insulted us. He has a great respect for Russia. We would start from a position of friendship and trust – then all problems are solvable. We could get it done. Trust me.”
Prior to the interview Tucker Carlson explained why he was interviewing Putin: