While most of the presidential candidates from both parties have issued strong statements in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Republican candidate Donald Trump has stated that if elected, his policy with Russia would be to “get along with Putin.”
According to CNN, the feeling appears to be mutual. The Russian leader has recently declared Trump as his ideal choice for president. “He is a bright and talented person without any doubt,” Putin said of Trump. Putin also said that Trump is “an outstanding and talented personality.”
One thing is for sure; both men like to promote a strong public image of themselves. They are both known for making bold statements.
Putin has no actual influence in the Presidential race, but he left no doubts as to who he would prefer to work with. Putin’s support for Trump is hardly surprising considering the strong anti-Russian stance displayed by the other candidates.
Putin declared Trump, “The absolute leader of the presidential race.” In the next year however, the American people will determine who the actual leader is.