Trump Slams "Haters", Says "I Don't Know Putin", Lashes Out At Obama Deal With "#1 In Terror" Iran
It was only a matter of time before Trump commented on his controversial interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, in which he denied to paint Putin with broad "killer" brush strokes as his interview host suggested, and he did so this morning in his latest tweet moments ago, in which the President said that "the haters are going" crazy after his recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin sparked criticism. At the same time, Trump used the oppotunity to attack Obama's deal with Iran "#1 in terror", which the "haters" seem to have "no problem" with.
"I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
In the Fox News interview excerpt, first published on Saturday night, Trump caused a media stir when he shot back at the Fox News host asserted that Putin is “a killer.”
"There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?" Trump responded.
Vice President Mike Pence later argued that Trump was not invoking “a moral equivalency” between the United States and Russia in the comment.
As The Hill adds, Republican lawmakers including Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have disputed Trump's comparison between the U.S. and Russia. "I don't know what the president's trying to do with statements like he allegedly has on O'Reilly on the Super Bowl tonight," Sasse told ABC's "This Week."
"There is no moral equivalency there," he later added.
Trump's outburst may have been provoked by a NYT editorial published this morning which has slammed President Donald Trump for his recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin.