Putin Demands Americans ‘Show Respect’ For Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Americans to “show respect” for President Donald Trump, and lamented that Americans have the freedom to disrespect Trump.

Putin made his comments at the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 19, notes The Hill:

Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the U.S. political system. One can argue, but one can’t show disrespect, even not for him personally, but for those people who voted for him.

Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason, it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions.

I believe that the president of the United States does not need any advice because one has to possess certain talent and go through this trial to be elected, even without having the experience of such big administrative work. He [Trump] has done this. He won honestly.

On the same day, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia of committing “warfare” against the U.S. at the George W. Bush Institute:

“When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare. It really is, because you’re making sure that the democracy shifts from what the people want to giving out that misinformation.

(Source: The Hill, Global Panorama/Flickr)

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