President Trump credited anything he’s done right as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s achievements in his first term. Mr. Trump spoke highly of the Russian leader at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. Trump has been allowed to privately chat with Mr. Putin whenever he needs since being elected President. There is no evidence that President Donald J. Trump runs things at the White House according to insiders. There is also no evidence that Mr. Trump listens to anyone but Vladimir Putin.
The President has never had a bad word to say about Mr. Putin when the Russian leader is talked about. Trump has been willing to talk positively about Mr. Putin to anyone who will listen.