Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday characterized Donald Trump’s affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin as an “unprecedented” moment in U.S. history.
“Any characterization that somehow we have improperly challenged Russian aggression or have somehow tried to encroach on their legitimate interests is just wrong, and Mr. Trump’s continued flattery of Mr. Putin and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies … is unprecedented in American politics,” Obama said in a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
“It is out of step not just with what Democrats think but out of step with what up until the last few months almost every Republican thought,” the president added.
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