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Zhirinovsky Tells Obama to Get a Divorce

The LDPR leader said that Monica Lewinsky had "ruined" former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, known for making outrageous statements, has continued in his self-appointed role as the world's relationship counselor on Wednesday, telling U.S. President Barack Obama that he should get a divorce.

Zhirinovsky said that all world leaders should be celibate so as to not distract themselves from state affairs and added that he was sending a letter to Obama telling him to quickly separate from his wife Michelle. The LDPR leader said that Monica Lewinsky had "ruined" former U.S. President Bill Clinton and that Michelle had already "got to" Obama, as evidenced by the wrinkles on his face.

It was not immediately clear if the comments had any connection to reports accusing French President Francois Hollande of having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, or whether Zhirinovsky simply avoided taking a low blow at the embattled French leader.

Zhirinovsky also did not comment on whether he thinks President Vladimir Putin has been doing a better job since his divorce last year.

This is not the first time that Zhirinovsky has voiced his opinion on the private lives of government leaders. Earlier this month he told State Duma deputies to limit the amount of sex they have to three of four times per year. The outspoken politician also gave instructions on how to live a healthier life and said Tuesday that all officials should weigh no more than 80 kilograms.

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