President Donald Trump waved off Bill O’Reilly’s description of Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “killer” in a recently taped interview, telling the Fox News host that “there are a lot of killers.”
“We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?” Trump said in a clip Fox released of interview, which will air just before the Super Bowl on Sunday.
O’Reilly had first asked if Trump respects the Russian leader, to which Trump responded, “I do respect him.”
“He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS … that’s a good thing,” Trump continued.
“Will I get along with him? I have no idea. It’s very possible I won’t.”
Trump has long been reluctant to criticise Putin, earning him the criticism of both Democratic and Republican leaders.
O’Reilly’s interview with Trump will air on Sunday at 4 p.m. on Fox.
Watch the interview preview below:
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