(DailyVantage.com) – Things don’t seem to be going the way one might imagine Russian President Vladimir Putin thought they might when he decided to invade Ukraine. Given the adversity, it’s really not surprising rumors have also been floating around regarding the Russian president’s supposedly deteriorating mental state. This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on television and gave her thoughts on the situation.
On Tuesday, March 1, Pelosi spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell when the reporter asked whether something was going on with Putin’s health. Rather than speculate, Pelosi acknowledged she didn’t know what was going on with the Russian president, adding the head of state has not made a recent “diagnosis of his health.”
Pelosi is asked to speculate about whats going on with Putin:
"Some people say he has cancer, and some people say brain fog from COVID. Other people just think he's a complete raging bully. But whatever it is, the people of Ukraine are paying the price for it." pic.twitter.com/LVCxnaKtX0
— The Recount (@therecount) March 1, 2022
Pelosi raised the possibilities Putin may have cancer or brain fog as a result of COVID. She’s not the first to speculate about answers regarding the Russian president’s mental and physical health. Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the situation, too, and said without assessing his mental health, “his actions are certainly deeply concerning to us.”
Some point to Putin’s appearance, for example, a puffy face, for reasons to believe he might suffer from an illness.
According to a recent report by The Hill, US intelligence is also monitoring Putin’s behavior, stating the actions taken in Ukraine are troubling. Oksana Markarova, Ukrainian Ambassador to the US, confessed her government officials believe Russia used vacuum bombs and cluster bombs, both banned by the Geneva convention. Then, there’s the incident where Putin ordered nuclear forces to a heightened alert.
Neither the Kremlin nor Putin have addressed these rumors.
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