Last week, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended a gala event where he told a story about how, back in 2005, he removed his Super Bowl ring so that he could show it to Russian president Vladimir Putin, who then allegedly pocketed it and walked out. Kraft says he was pressured by the Bush administration to claim that he had given it to Putin as a gift, which is also what Putin’s spokesperson is still claiming.
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck asserted that the only reason this story came out last week is because the United States and Russia are now involved in a proxy war in Syria.
“Nothing like this happens as a coincidence,” Beck declared, saying that the US is losing this war so badly that “what we do is we leak a story that he stole a Super Bowl ring you know. That’s what that story is about, plain and simple”: