Putin praises Trump as ‘talented’ and ‘very colorful’

Putin praises Trump as ‘talented’ and ‘very colorful’
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Russian President Vladimir Putin offered praise for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump today, telling ABC News, “He’s a very colorful person. Talented, without any doubt. But it’s not our affair to determine his worthiness. That’s up to the United States voters.”

He added: “He wants to move to a different level of relations, to more solid, deeper relations with Russia. And how can Russia not welcome that? We welcome that.”

Despite the apparent character recommendation, Putin did, however, seem to question Trump’s populist methods and often inflammatory statements.

“As for his internal political issues and his turns of speech which he uses to raise his popularity, I repeat, it’s not our job to judge them,” Putin said.

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