Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showered Russia's Vladimir Putin with compliments on Friday after the U.S. adversary praised him as "bright" and "talented."
Trump said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that, "sure" he's glad that Putin said nice things about him. After the program's hosts pointed out that Putin kills journalists, political opponents and invades countries, Trump continued to embrace the Russian leader.
"At least he's a leader unlike what we have in this country," Trump said.
After the hosts repeated that he kills journalists and political opponents, Trump still avoided criticizing Putin.
"Our country does a lot of killing also," Trump added.