Have A Look At Trump’s One-Sided Bromance With Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump has frequently expressed his admiration for the Russian president – despite knowing all his vices, including allegations about murdering journalists.

At NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum Donald Trump reiterated his views about Russian President Vladimir Putin being a far “better” than his American counterpart Barack Obama.

The Republican presidential nominee said while he didn’t agree with Russia’s “system,” he still thinks Putin is a good leader.

“Certainly, in that system, he’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader,” Trump said. “We have a divided country.”

The media mogul has long been suspected of having ties to Russian financial interests. That’s also one of the (many) theories behind his persistent refusal to release his tax returns

In July, he attracted criticism for publicly asking Russia to hack his presidential rival Hillary Clinton’s account. And just this week, The New York Times reported Putin's biggest Ukrainian ally secretly set aside $12.7 million in cash payments for Manafort.

On top of all this, Trump has a penchant for admiring the former KGB agent on public forums.

In December, the billionaire infamously left Joe Scarborough speechless when the MSNBC host pointed out Putin has allegedly killed journalists in his country and Trump replied: “At least he is a leader.”

For more, watch the video above.

Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Carlos Barria

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