"I know Putin well. He said I was, I don't know, a genius or something. . . . We were on 60 Minutes together . . . like stable buddies."Get the picture? He and Vladimir are thick as thieves in their budding bromance. Trump admires him as a "strong leader," and he implies that they hung out together, waiting for their interviews on "60 Minutes." FACT: Their interviews were featured on the same "60 Minutes" program; but Putin's was done in Russia and Trump's was done in New York. Truth be told, they have never actually met, which Trump finally owned up to.
Oh, but wait !!! Someone in Trump's inner circle does know Putin well. See post below about Paul Manafort's prior work for Russian oligarchs, Ukrainian dictators. Not good.