Michael [Cohen] I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin. I will Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. We both know no one else knows how to pull this off without stupidity or greed getting in the way. I know how to play it and we will get this done. Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will.
I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll. There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’re going to save a lot of money.
– President Donald J. Trump, August 10, 2017, in response to Vladimir Putin punishing the U.S. by expelling hundreds of U.S. diplomats and aid workers.
Trump: Will I get along with him [Vladimir Putin]? I have no idea. It’s very possible I won’t.
Bill O’Reilly: He’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.
Trump: There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?
– President Donald J. Trump, February 4, 2017
If he has killed reporters I think that’s terrible. But this isn’t like somebody that’s stood with a gun and he’s taken the blame or he’s admitted that he’s killed. He’s always denied it.
It’s never been proven that he’s killed anybody, so you know you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty at least in our country he has not been proven that he’s killed reporters.
– President Donald J. Trump, December, 2015, defending his buddy Valdimir Putin’s fascist regime that hasn’t prosecuted itself
Well, if Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia. Russia can help us fight ISIS, which by the way is, number one, tricky. I mean, if you look, this administration created ISIS by leaving at the wrong time. The void was created, ISIS was formed. If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what, folks, that’s called an asset, not a liability. Now, I don’t know that I’m going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do. But there’s a good chance I won’t. And if I don’t, do you honestly believe that Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me? Does anybody in this room really believe that? Give me a break.
— President Donald J. Trump, January 11, 2017
The Obama admin/CIA is illegally funneling TOP SECRET//COMINT information to NBC for political reasons before PEOTUS [Donald J. Trump] even gets to read it.
– WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, January 6, 2017, on leaks that potential expose his hypocrisy and Russian connections
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?
– President Elect Donald J. Trump, June 18, 2013