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'Of course he's smart,' Trump praises Putin in annual meeting

Business Today | 27/02/2022 04:35 PM | Click to read full article

Of course he's smart. But the real problem is our leaders are dumb, Trump said, doubling down on praise of the Russian leader that many other Republicans have avoided in the wake of the invasion.

While Trump expressed support for the Ukrainian people and called the country's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a brave man, he also noted his ties with other leading autocrats. He specifically pointed to his friendly relationships with Xi Jinping of China and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.