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‘Unprecedentedly dirty campaign’ against Trump makes him win - Duma speaker

November 13, 2016, 14:19 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Those against Trump’s policies are people with old approaches, as well as those who "benefited" from conflicts, Vyacheslav Volodin continued
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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. The indignation of the U.S. citizens with the ‘unprecedentedly dirty campaign’ against Donald Trump was a factor, which helped him win the presidential race, speaker of the Russian State Duma (parliament’s lower house) Vyacheslav Volodin said in an interview with the NTV television channel on Sunday.

"All forces of the democrats and the administration were involved not to allow Trump’s victory," he said. "It seems this unprecedentedly dirty campaign against Trump and the pressure were why he won. People simply got indignant and supported him.

Those against Trump’s policies are people with old approaches, as well as those who "benefited" from conflicts, he continued. "The American people have not supported policies of the kind."

Russia has grown out of the habit of using "dirty methods" and statements, like those made during the U.S. presidential campaign, he said, as they were used in Russia back in the 1990s.

"Those are no decorations of any election system," he said. "Speaking about political culture - here it was none."

"President Obama participated actively in the election campaign, agitated, voted early, said for which party," he said. "As you know, we had elections to the State Duma, where - correct - United Russia did use statements made by the president, but the pressure on electorate, like in the U.S. ..."

Results of the polling on November 8 show that Donald Trump is the U.S. President-elect. Putin in a greeting telegram to Trump expressed hope for joint work to overcome the crisis in the Russia-U.S. relations and to settle the current issues on the international agenda, as well as to find effective responses to the global security challenges.

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