So much for Hillary’s reset button…
Vladimir Putin praised businessman Donald Trump in a recent interview saying the billionaire was “outstanding” and “unquestionably talented.”
Putin also said he appreciated Trump’s pro-Russian position.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as “talented” and “outstanding,” welcoming his stance on Russia.
“He is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented,” Putin told journalists after his annual press conference in Moscow.
“It’s not up to us to judge his virtue, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race,” Putin added.
Asked about the prospect of a new US president during the three-hour news conference, Putin, whose relationship with Barack Obama is strained at best, said “we first have to understand who it is going to be.”
“Whoever it is, we are ready and want to develop our relations with the United States,” he said, adding that unlike the US, which “always tries to tell us… who to elect and who not to elect,” Russia doesn’t do any such thing.
“That would be dangerous,” Putin said. “They say the prosecutor there threatens to put you in jail if a foreign monitor approaches the voting queue closer than five metres (yards) away.”