Putin Praises Trump as a ‘Bright’ Man

putinDonald Trump loves the fact that Vladimir Putin has publicly praised him, and today the Russian leader clarified what exactly about The Donald encourages him.

At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Putin about his past praise of Trump. Putin said, “I only said that he’s a bright person. Isn’t he bright? He is… I did not say anything else about him.”

He added that he likes how Trump seems “ready to restore full-fledged Russian relations… Don’t you welcome it?”

Trump has been criticized for publicly embracing Putin’s praise of him, and yesterday he said this:

Watch above, via CNN.

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