Russian President Vladimir Putin in an exclusive interview on Friday with NBC News. called former President Donald Trump is He was a “person of color” and said he could work with President Joe Biden.
Putin compared the two presidents at a time when relations between Russia and the United States It’s at a record low. and ahead of the upcoming summit of the Russian leaders with Biden.
“Even now I believe Mr. Trump, former US President. A special person who has the ability Otherwise he wouldn’t have been the president of the United States,” Putin told NBC̵7;s Kear Simmons during a variety of and at times controversial interviews. “He’s a colorful person. Maybe you like him? And he’s not from a US establishment. He’s never been part of big politics and some people like it, some people don’t, but that’s true.
As for Biden, Putin said the current White House occupiers “Totally different from Trump. Because President Biden is a professional man. He spent almost his entire adult life in politics.”
“That’s a different type. And it’s my good hope that yes There are some advantages and some disadvantages, but there will be no impulse movement. On behalf of the President of the United States who are currently in office.”
Trump has been criticized for his closeness to Putin. After only one summit in July 2018 in Helsinki. Trump began to stir up waves after he refused to side with US intelligence agencies. In regards to Putin’s refusal for Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
meanwhile Biden has said several times that he told Putin he had no “spirit” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011 when he was vice president.
But both men agreed that Putin, accused of ordering the killing of political opponents, was a “murderer”.
Simmons was asked in vain during a 90-minute Kremlin interview if he was a “killer”, Putin gave an evasive answer.
“Throughout my tenure I was used to attacking from every angle and from every area under all sorts of pretexts. and different reasons and abilities and aggression And nothing surprised me,” Putin said, a “killer” label “Hollywood men.”
Simmons continued to pressure, referring to the names of Putin’s opponents who have been killed in recent years, the Russian leader said.
“Listen, you know, I don’t want to be seen as rude. But it looks like indigestion. except for verbal digestion You mentioned many people who really suffered and died at different points at different times. The reason is in the hands of each person,” he said.
Putin also rejected the Washington Post’s report as “ridiculous” that Russia was preparing to offer Iran an advanced satellite system. This will enable Tehran to track military targets. including the US Army remaining in Iraq
“It’s just fake news,” he said, “at the very least. I don’t know anything about this kind of thing. People who talk about it probably know more. It’s nonsense, rubbish.”
Additional portions of the interview will be broadcast by NBC News Monday on “TODAY,” “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and on MSNBC.