Putin said he had never met Trump but that he agreed relations between their countries had to improve and he was willing to talk with the US leader.
“I have to recognize that I love that kind of person. They are simple, direct, they have a very honest view of things and that can be very advantageous,” Efe quoted him as saying.
He said he had a lot in common with the US leader as he considered that neither were professional politicians and highlighted that he himself had never been a member of a party.
Nonetheless, records show that Putin entered the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1970 while attending St. Petersburg State University, and remained a member until December 1991.
Putin insisted that whether he liked Trump or not was irrelevant, as the important thing was to establish a good personal and political relationship regardless.
“I don’t know if this will be possible, but we are patient and we will wait to see what happens,” he said.
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