According to The Washington Post, trump was interviewed by Fox News host bill O’reilly, excerpts of which became known to the media. The journalist asked the White house about what he thinks about Putin in light of the proposed charges in the press that the Russian President and his entourage allegedly involved in the killing of journalists and dissidents in Russia.
“I respect Putin. In fact, I respect many people, but this does not mean that I will be able to get along,” – said trump. “But Putin is a killer,” said O’reilly. “There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?” – in response, trump said.
The American President stressed that, in his opinion, “the United States to get on better with Russia than Vice versa.”
“If Russia helps us in the fight against “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) and Islamic terrorism, and that struggle is primary, it’s good,” said trump.
The publication notes that the question of the journalist of Fox News could be associated with the attempt of Senator John McCain to focus on poisoning in Russia, coordinator of the “Open Russia” Vladimir Kara-Murza. He retweeted messages in the media about “the mysterious illness of the opposition”, stating that the United States should tell the word about it.
The WP notes that in 2015, the billionaire has already answered a similar question about Putin. Then the reporter MSNBC accused the Russian President that he allegedly “killing journalists who do not agree with him”. “I think that our country is very much who to kill,” replied trump.
Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning for the second time in two years. 2 February and his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, said that the test in connection with this incident began the Investigative Committee of Russia.