Hillary’s Russian Gift Gaffe

I thought about few weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton had a gaffe when she presented a gift to the Russian foreign minister Lavrov in Brussels, a red button that was supposed to read “reset” perezagruzka in Russian – our relationship, but instead it peregruzka, means “overcharge”. Lost in Translation or incompetence ?!?!

HILLARY (pedantically): I wanted to present you, represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying, and that is, we…want…to…’reset’…our…relationship. (camera shutters clicking) So we’ll do it together. (witch cackle)

LAVROV: Thank you very much. (camera shutters clicking)

HILLARY: You’re very welcome! We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?

LAVROV: You got it wrong.

HILLARY: I’ve gotten it wrong? (laughter)

LAVROV: It should be “perezagruzka.”

HILLARY: Ahhhhhhhh!

LAVROV: And this is says “peregruzka,” means “overcharge.”

HILLARY: (witch cackle) Well, won’t let you do that to us, I promise! Yuk, yuk, yuk, yuh!

LAVROV: Okay. Thank you very much. (camera shutters clicking)

HILLARY: Thank you so much.

LAVROV: It’s very kind of you. It will be on my desk.

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