Putin comes to Trump's defense

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.13 - 2023 1:41 PM CET

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Putin comes to Trump's defense

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly defended former U.S. President Donald Trump, who is currently facing multiple legal challenges.

The comments were made during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. Putin criticized the legal actions against Trump as politically motivated attempts to tarnish a rival.

He further stated that these events expose the flaws in the American political system, which he views as beneficial for Russia.

Donald Trump is facing allegations of election interference in Georgia during the 2020 elections, as well as accounting fraud.

He is also accused of withholding confidential documents after his term ended. Putin sees these actions as a political witch hunt aimed at discrediting Trump.

Putin expressed skepticism that U.S.-Russia relations would undergo significant changes, even if Trump were to return to the White House.

He also criticized the Biden administration for fostering a strong anti-Russia sentiment in the United States.

Despite the legal challenges, Trump's voter support appears to remain strong. Recent polls suggest that he is likely to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2024.

Putin believes that the ongoing legal issues will not significantly impact Trump's political future.

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