Russian President Vladimir Putin chastized a reporter asking if he was “disappointed” with President Donald Trump, noting that the two men are not married.
“Your question sounds very naive,” Putin said, according to The Moscow Times. “He is not my bride, neither am I his bride or groom.”
The Russian leader was speaking at the BRICS summit in China.
The US intelligence community has stated that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, seemingly in an attempt to get Trump elected.
However, Putin has since been critical of Trump. At the same press conference, the Russian president attacked the US’ approach to North Korea, saying threats of military action could trigger “a global catastrophe.”
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.