Flashback Video----> Very First Time Obama Met Putin: 'I Found Him To Be Very Smart, Has a Practical Bent'


Photo: First handshake- Obama at the home of Vladimir Putin outside Moscow

 NBC's Chuck Todd begins this video report saying, 'the 2 hour meeting was dominated by a 50-minute soliloquy by Putin.'

No doubt Putin knew he could steamroll Obama after their first meeting.

Listen to Obama take on Putin- "He has suspicions about the United States"
This from early 2009-