President Trump has denied having a relationship with Vladimir Putin once again.
“I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy — yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
It’s the same comment he made during the second presidential debate against Hillary Clinton in St. Louis in October. When the subject of the Russian leader came up, Trump said he did not know Putin, but believed a relationship with Russia could prove beneficial.
“I don’t know Putin,” Trump said at the time. “I think it would be great if we got along with Putin so we could fight ISIS together. But I don’t know Putin.”
Trump told Bill O’Reilly that he respected Putin during an interview that aired ahead of the Super Bowl Sunday.
“I do respect him,” Trump said. “Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them. He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. If Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all around the world, major fight. That’s a good thing.” (RELATED: Trump On Putin Being A ‘Killer:’ ‘You Think Our Country Is So Innocent?’)