5 Times Trump Defended Putin

For all of the rumors surrounding Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, you’d think the president would attempt to distance himself from the Russian leader. Instead, Trump has only raised suspicions more by repeatedly defending Putin.

Here are some of the more glaring statements Trump has made in support of the super villain:

1. HE’S TRUSTWORTHY

With U.S. intelligence agencies uniformly agreeing that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, it’s been just Trump who has continued to come to Putin’s defense on this matter.

“He said he didn’t meddle… you can only ask him so many times,” said Trump, after meeting with Putin. “And I believe, I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”

How is it that Trump seems fine taking the word of Putin over his top operatives? Whether Trump colluded with Russia to skew the election results or he just prefers to pretend meddling didn’t happen because the election worked out in his favor is anyone’s guess at this point.

2. HE’S A GREAT LEADER

Trump notoriously hates former President Barack Obama, but as an American, you’d expect him to have his own country’s back in a dispute between Russia and the U.S., right? Wrong.

“I will tell you in terms of leadership [Putin] is getting an ‘A” and our president is not doing so well,” said Trump early in his campaign.

How is Obama failing compared to Putin’s top marks? Whose side is Trump on anyway?

3. HE’S NICE

When a reporter asked Trump why Putin received kinder treatment by an American interviewer than Trump typically gets from the media, Trump had a generous theory.

“Putin is a nicer person than I am,” Trump contended.

To be fair, that might even be true, but let’s not bother splitting hairs to declare a victor.

4. HE’S NOT WORSE THAN US

When Bill O’Reilly confronted Trump on the fact that Putin is a known killer, Trump dismissed it in the worst way possible.

“There are a lot of killers,” said Trump. “You think our country’s so innocent?”

The United States may not be innocent, but it should absolutely pride itself on holding itself to a higher moral standard than having leaders kill journalists and political adversaries.

By equating the actions of the Kremlin to the U.S., Trump essentially gave Putin a pass on his atrocious crimes while simultaneously indicating how low his own standards are as a leader.

5. HE HASN’T BEEN CONVICTED OF ANYTHING

On another occasion when discussing the killings Putin allegedly ordered, Trump vehemently refused to condemn Putin or even give the issue credence.

“Have they found him guilty? I don’t think they’ve found him guilty,” Trump told Fox Business reporter Maria Bartiromo. “They say a lot of things about me that are untrue, too… The fact is that he hasn’t been convicted of anything.”

In a country where the justice system is a joke, particularly in terms of holding people in power accountable for their crimes, of course Putin hasn’t been convicted of anything. By taking the stance that he’s not going to hold Putin accountable unless he’s been proven guilty of a crime, Trump is giving Putin a complete pass.

Photo Credit: The Kremlin

41 comments

Marie W
Marie W4 months ago

Thank you for sharing

SEND
donald Baumgartner
donald Baumgartner10 months ago

Impeach Trump !!!!!

SEND
Barbara V
Barbara V10 months ago

Of course, that oaf Trumputin would defend his buddy Putrid Putin. He also defends his buddy running the KKK. How in the name of common sense any country could tolerate that hideous subhuman for president is beyond me. On the other hand, common sense is not all that common.

SEND
Elaine W
Elaine W10 months ago

I do not trust Putin or t rump.

SEND
Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E10 months ago

brian f
Don't deflect YOUR insecurities on me brian.
You apparently hate the democrats, the conservatives, just about all politicians, you hate how you can't get your way about marijuana, health care, wages, that so many have so much money even though they are probably educated and perhaps deserve THEIR money, and on and on and on.
Get over this hate you have for just about everything. Enjoy what Christmas is supposed to be. You're just like trump who just couldn't resist his hateful tweets even when he should be enjoying his wife and family. PATHETIC !!!

SEND
Brian F
Brian F10 months ago

Rhoberta It's not hate to point out the bad things the USA did by invading Iraq based on lies or the 8 million dollars a day it gives Israel, so it can oppress the Palestinians.
You're beginning to sound like a bigot like Trump.

SEND
Winn Adams
Winn A10 months ago

tRUMPie belongs in Jail.

SEND
Winn Adams
Winn A10 months ago

:-(

SEND
Debbi Wood
Debbi W10 months ago

Putin is Herr Drumpf's handler, and Herr Drumpf is an 'admittedly' huge fan of Putin, admires his strength, his ability to do whatever he wants. Drumpf is a pathetic wannabe dictator/dicktator (I prefer the latter).

SEND
Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E10 months ago

brian f
Then I guess you should return to your "homeland" if you hate the USA as much as your posts indicate.
Your pal putin will be glad to have you !!

SEND