Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian Presiden Vladimir Putin has been positive since he has run for office. Even after the allegations that the Russian administration helped the Trump campaign, Trump is still cordial with the communist.
In President Donald Trump’s latest exclusive interview, President Trump praised Putin yet again. When told that Putin is “a killer,” Trump was not taken aback. Instead, he reverted to the host saying the United States has many killers as well, implying that there should not be any moral high ground from the U.S. to judge Putin.
According to Telegraph, President Trump has expressed his desire to create a more harmonious relationship with Moscow ever since he started his campaign. He said that this time, America would have a makeover when it comes to its relationship with Russia.
Even after explaining to Trump Putin’s history of killing the opposition and the country’s journalists, Trump said he still respects the Russian president.
“I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get along with him. He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world – that’s a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea.”
Bill O’Reilly, the show’s host, insisted on Putin’s murderous history. But, Donald Trump has a firm stance on the matter as well.
“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”
O’Reilly pursued his questioning clarifying his main point: he does not know any government leaders who are murderers.
But, Trump rebutted as well focusing on all the killings America has done as well.
“Take a look at what we’ve done, too. We’ve made a lot of mistakes” and references the Iraq war claiming ” I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.”
The senate is divided on Donald Trump’s stance on Vladimir Putin or in Russia.
Though Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar “resents” Trump’s comments on the American people, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell would just like to distance himself from Trump with regard to the Russia issue.
“Putin’s a former KGB agent. He’s a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine and messed around in our elections. And no, I don’t think there’s any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does,” McConnell said.
The interview then turned toward the debate that Trump’s 3 million votes discrepancy in the popular votes. Though there is no evidence that fraud was committed during the November 8 election, Trump was determined he was cheated.
McConnell also stands firm on this issue, trying to separate his name from the Trump administration.
In an interview with CNN, McConnell confirmed the lack of evidence on Trump’s claims of voter fraud. McConnell also said that this would not be a good use of the federal budget.
“There’s no evidence that it occurred in such a significant number that would have changed the presidential election, and I don’t think we ought to spend any federal money investigating that.”
Trump’s possible alliance with Russia could be catastrophic, according to Telegraph writer Edward Lucas. America has been in the history books for its numerous alliances and its ability to maintain peace with each and everyone of them. With Russia posing a massive threat to U.S. alliances, Trump may just turn the tables around if he ever decides to partner with Russia during his term as the president.
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