Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: just two tyrannical peas in a pod. After Putin extolled Trump, calling him “brilliant” and “talented” in an annual press conference in Moscow, Trump was more than happy to return the favor.
Trump has already expressed affection for Putin before, claiming that they knew each other “very well” and that he would undoubtedly improve U.S. relations with Russia to make the situation more stable. He further elucidated on these comments during an appearance on MSNBC’S Morning Joe.
Host Mika Brzezinksi asked Trump if he was flattered by Putin’s remarks, and Trump definitely was: “Sure. When you people call you brilliant, that’s always good. Especially when the person heads up Russia.”
Joe Scarborough, bless him, tried to bring a sobering reality to the situation by pointing out that Putin has invaded countries and ordered the executions of journalists political opponents he disagreed with (not to mention numerous humans rights violations).
None of this phased Trump. In fact, he seems to like Putin all the more because of it. “Well he’s running his country and at least he’s a leader. Unlike what we have in this country.”
So, just to reiterate: Putin is better than Obama because he actively seeks to kill people?
Scarborough attempted to call attention to this insanity, emphasizing, “But again, he kills journalists that don’t agree with him.”
Trump had no qualms with this. “I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe. There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world right now, Joe. A lot of killing going on and a lot of stupidity and that’s the way it is.”
Trump and his supporters account for about 99 percent of the “stupidity” in the U.S., but that’s a different story.
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