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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

How Clintons, Trumps, and Putins are all Related to Each Other, by Love, Marriage and Children.

Wendi Deng, Ivanka and Chelsea go shopping together, as Wendi dates Russian President Putin, thus connecting all the world's royalty.

 

September 13, 2016

Four couples that connect everyone in the world: First, Ivanka and Chelsea. Yes, we know they're both straight and married to men, but that's not the point.

Does it prove the Power of Love, or the Love of Power? Maybe just the stickiest, strangest, least probable people-who-know-people story of the year. Turns out the Clintons, the Trumps, and the Putins are all related to each other and to Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch, by love, marriage and children.

You may recall that Rupert Murdoch left his wife for Wendi Deng, 40 years his junior. "Deng married Murdoch in 1999 prior to a significant rise to socialite status." Indeed, Wikipedia.

Wendi Deng Murdoch, 48, is a Chinese-American actress, film producer, and dragon lady. Born in Jinan, Shandong, she was the third wife of News Corporation chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, who filed for divorce from her in June 2013. Deng's debut in the media came with Fox TV, and she was subsequently offered an internship at Star TV in Hong Kong, part of News Corporation. Where she met Murdoch, with whom she now has 2 daughters.

Ok, so tune in because this gets interesting. Deng-Murdoch in 2011 left Murdoch for British PM Tony Blair. And now reportedly dates Russian President Vladimir Putin. As Henry Kissinger said a generation ago, "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."

Putin's personal life is mostly a mystery, but he spoke about his daughters Maria, 30 and Yakaterina, 29 for the first time at his last annual December press conference:

"They studied only at Russian Universities. I am proud of them. They continue to study and work. My daughters speak 3 European languages fluently. One of them can even speak one or two oriental languages. They are making the first steps and are successful," said the Russian autocrat, before refusing to answer any more personal or family related matters.

Speaking of family matters: Since 2008, Putin was said to be dating Alina Kubaeva,32 a gorgeous gymnast rumored to have had Vladimir's love child last year in Switzerland. Putin denied paternity, however. Whatever you say, Vlad.

The Kremlin confirmed that Vladimir Putin and Luda Putina divorced in April 2014. People thought, at the time, that Putin would marry Kubaeva. But, no. The unbelievably beautiful young gymnast apparently couldn't handle Vlad.

The world's most famous social climbing dragon lady has been seen with the world's most powerful man recently. Yes, Deng and Putin now appear to be dating.

Now to add to the intrigue, Ivanka Trump was recently seen vacationing in Croatia with Deng Murdoch. So the expressions of admiration from Mr. Putin from Ivanka's dad, may be because they're all in the same social circle.

Oh yes, and Ivanka and Chelsea Clinton have been seen hanging out together from time to time in New York City.

Ivanka Trump with Wendi Deng Murdoch, a real photo of the two together, K?

Imagine if you will, the Putins, the Trumps, the Murdoch-Dengs, and the Clintons, and their various children, on vacation together in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; or Sochi by the Black Sea. Imagine them all standing around a campfire, holding hands and singing "That's The Power Of Love" together:

We've got love, power

Its the greatest power of them all

It's not so far fetched. And that's probably a good thing for the rest of us, after all.

Note: In case you doubt that Wendi Deng Murdoch is a social climber, read her biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendi_Deng_Murdoch. And if you doubt that she is some sort of mythical fire-breathing creature, consider this: How could she be otherwise, and handle 2 men like Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin? Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.)

 

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