O’Reilly: Putin is a ‘Killer’; Trump: ‘What, Do You Think Our Country’s So Innocent?’

Fox News previewed a clip of Bill O’Reilly‘s pre-Super Bowl interview with Donald Trump, where the president was asked about his rosy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

O’Reilly asked Trump about why he respects Putin, Trump said that he does and that it would be a good thing if America could have a constructive working relationship with Russia. As Trump gave his answer, O’Reilly followed up by remarking that Putin is “a killer.”

Trump’s response to that was “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?”

Throughout his political rise, Trump has offered warm words to Putin despite the Russian president’s authoritarian administration and efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. In an interview back in 2015, Trump reciprocated praise from Putin while shrugging off Putin’s record for having journalists and political dissidents killed.

“I think our country does plenty of killing also,” Trump said at the time.

The complete interview will air tomorrow on Fox at 4:00 P.M. EST.

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