“Putin Purposely Coughed”
Vladimir Putin thinks that he can get away with anything, and in his own country, Russia, that’s true. But then he takes his ‘magic trick’ show on the road, when dealing face-to-face with other world leaders, and he uses any method available to him to gain an advantage.
The ‘black dog’ trick: making Angela Merkel uncomfortable (knowing that she’d been attacked by a dog and they frighten her).
*Cough, cough* ‘don’t mind my cold’ trick with Trump (knowing that Trump is a germaphobe). Imagine if they’d met after COVID-19 and not before.
Putin is insecure: he has to find a way to get an advantage over others.
Otherwise, he’ll lose, and he never wants to lose.