Putin Praises Trump as a ‘Bright’ Man
Donald 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:
Trump on Putin: "A guy calls me a genius and they want me to renounce him? I'm not going to renounce him."
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 17, 2016
Watch above, via CNN.
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