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This image of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin riding a horse is going viral in Russia

May 26, 2017

It’s little secret that Donald Trump has a special spot for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

When Trump won the US presidential election, Russian newspapers ran many positive stories on the new president.

The pair have exchanged many positive words over the media, in a change from previous US/Russia relations.

Now an image of the pair is going viral in Russia – and it’s pretty weird.

The doctored image shows Vladimir Putin riding a horse, with one Donald Trump perched behind him.


“Putin’s dream come true,” one Russian said on VK, the Russia version of facebook.

The image has been shared thousands of times, and even Cher has seen the post.

Trump has been accused of failing LGBT people on her promises this week.

Trump, who repeatedly used LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia to attack Hillary Clinton, failed to actually bring up LGBT rights during his Presidential trip to Saudi Arabia.

During the Presidential campaign, the Republican billionaire had lashed out at the former Secretary of State over her charity foundation taking money from the country.

He wrote in June last year: “Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

Related: WikiLeaks outs gay people in Saudi Arabia in ‘reckless’ mass data dump

The GOP candidate also raised the issue during a Presidential debate, claiming: “It’s a criminal enterprise. Saudi Arabia giving $25 million… all of these countries.

“You talk about women and women’s rights? So these are people that push gays off business — off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly. And yet you take their money.”

Donald Trump

But despite repeatedly attacking Clinton for failing to stand up for LGBT rights in the country, Trump himself failed to raise the topic during a visit over the weekend while signing a lucrative arms deal that helps solidify the regime’s control.

Trump spent several days in the country on an international trip, signing an arms deal with the Saudi King Salman.

But during his visit, failed to raise LGBT rights once. A statement said the visit focused on “underscoring the deep and longstanding commitment of the United States to the security, stability, and prosperity of Saudi Arabia”, as well as “working jointly to address challenges to regional peace and security”.

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