In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly set to air today on FOX before the Super Bowl, President Trump was asked about his views on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At one point, as Trump says that he respects the Russian president, O'Reilly interjects "But Putin's a killer."
"There are a lot of killers. There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent? " replied Trump.
Trump puts US on moral par with Putin's Russia. Never in history has a President slandered his country like this. https://t.co/LrP8ycG1Y9— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) February 5, 2017
Trump saying we're no better than Putin's Russia is a big test for conservatives. Pay attention to who denounces this & who doesn't.— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) February 5, 2017
When has a Democratic political activists been poisoned by the GOP, or vice versa? We are not the same as #Putin. MR— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 5, 2017
Weirder and weirder. Trump apparently believes Putin’s Russia is morally equivalent to America.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 5, 2017
In an interview... https://t.co/fpIcZvkiZF
Trump: "We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think—our country’s so innocent?”— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) February 5, 2017
This will haunt the president more than any thing so far.
Reagan: We will again be the exemplar of freedom & a beacon of hope— Tim Miller (@Timodc) February 5, 2017
Trump: we've got a lot of killers...you think our country's so innocent? https://t.co/2Tz0LRM8TB