A senior Russian diplomat mocked “American exceptionalism in practice” while rebuffing U.S. assessments that Moscow is capitalizing on the riots that broke out following the death of George Floyd.
“Are you trying to play the Russia card again?” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote Monday. “You have been playing too long; please, come back to reality. Go out and face your people, look them in the eye and try telling them that they are being controlled by the Russians through YouTube and Facebook. And I will sit back and watch ‘American exceptionalism’ in action.”
That derisive statement was directed at former national security adviser Susan Rice.