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Obama Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Save Putin If Drowning

President Obama said on Friday he would “absolutely” save Vladimir Putin if he were drowning, during a press conference from South Korea.

“I absolutely would save Mr. Putin if he were drowning,” Obama said. “I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

The question came about because, last week during an interview on RT (the one that gave us a peek inside of Putin and Snowden’s bromance), Putin was asked if he thought Obama would save him if were drowning. 

“Besides intergovernmental relationships, there are personal relationships,” Putin said. “I am not saying we have some special relationships with the president of the U.S., but I think he is a decent and quite courageous person. I think he would do it.”

But this is likely all hypothetical — does it look like this guy needs rescuing any time soon?

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