Trump: ‘I’d Get Along Very Well With Vladimir Putin’ (VIDEO)

Donald Trump visits Scotland. Donald Trump speaks to the media at his Trump Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire, which is hosting the Ricoh Women's British Open. Picture date: Thursday July 30, 2015. The businessman sa... Donald Trump visits Scotland. Donald Trump speaks to the media at his Trump Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire, which is hosting the Ricoh Women's British Open. Picture date: Thursday July 30, 2015. The businessman said he expects to win the US presidential race after he flew into Scotland. See PA story POLITICS Trump. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire URN:23692230 MORE LESS
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Donald Trump thinks he’d have a friend in Russia — its leader, Vladimir Putin.

“I think I’d get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so. People say, ‘What do you mean?’ I think I would get along well with him,” Trump, the 2016 Republican candidate, told the press Thursday.

Trump was in Glasgow, Scotland, attending the Women’s British Open.

“He hates Obama, Obama hates him. We have unbelievably bad relationships,” Trump said. “Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. She was the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. The world blew apart during her reign. Now she wants to be president.”

Watch Trump’s comments from NBC:

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. This is all. So. Beautiful.

  2. What will the base make of this?

  3. What is it with the right’s love affair with Putin, the manly man who takes what he wants and doesn’t wear mom jeans? This is their ideal leader? A dictator?

  4. Trump has already looked in Putin’s eyes and has found him trustworthy. Sarah is still busy looking at Putin’s head in Alaskan sky.

  5. I’m sure the Donald would get along great with Putin. But he’d probably have to do some work on his pecs and abs before the feeling would be mutual.

Continue the discussion at forums.talkingpointsmemo.com

65 more replies

Participants

Avatar for system1 Avatar for alliebean Avatar for dr_coyote Avatar for pluckyinky Avatar for littlegirlblue Avatar for mattinpa Avatar for humpback Avatar for JohnB Avatar for zoran Avatar for george_spiggott Avatar for inlabsitrust Avatar for sandyh Avatar for cliffhendroval Avatar for mantan Avatar for slagathor Avatar for upwitoulz Avatar for captaincommonsense Avatar for bardi Avatar for pine Avatar for dnl Avatar for darrtown Avatar for timg Avatar for clauscph Avatar for caltg

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: