Putin looks ‘like the bored schoolboy in the classroom,’ jibes Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in June 2012. (Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks like the bored kid you’d find at the “back of the classroom,” his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama jibed at a news conference in Washington on Friday.

Obama poked fun at Putin as he discussed Russian-American tensions.

"Frankly, on a whole range of issues where we think we can make some progress Russia has not moved," Obama said at the news conference in the White House.

Obama then joked and described Putin as having a “slouch...looking like that bored schoolboy in the back of the classroom.” But he added that he does not have a "bad personal relationship" with him, although he said U.S.-Russian relations have slowed since Putin succeeded Dmitry Medvedev, according to Reuters.

"I think there's always been some tension in the U.S.-Russian relationship after the fall of the Soviet Union," he said.

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(With Reuters)

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