GOP candidates slam Trump over Putin praise

by Barnini Chakraborty  |  published on December 19, 2015

What started as a seemingly mild admiration between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took an uncomfortable turn Friday when the GOP White House hopeful seemed to defend the Russian president’s strong-arm tactics – and dismiss his alleged killing of journalists and others who cross him.

One day after Putin praised Trump, the outspoken Republican candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he was happy with the compliments, even after the show anchors pointed out that Putin has been accused of killing political opponents and reporters as well as his aggressive history of invading countries.

“Our country does plenty of killing also,” Trump responded.

  • Ray

    Grow the he.. Up. That is a good thing if they can get along. Everything Trump does they want to talk about him, well that is why his numbers is going up.
    HANG IN THERE TRUMP THE POLL NUMBERS GO UP EVERY TIME HE SPEAKS
    TRUMP. 2016

  • harrydweeks

    When Trump has asked “Can you give me the names of the of the reporters Putin has allegedly killed ? ” None of the Sunday talking heads could answer the question. So again, Trump, out trumps the stupid Liberal media.

  • SDofAZ

    The BAU establishment candidates are just like congress. They stick to their story like glue with no true thought of what really bothers the legal citizens of this country. Going to DC obviously changes a person. Another reason we the legal voters must turn the elected officials over regularly with our vote. One maybe two terms then out you go. If they will not do that themselves, then we must do it with our votes. DC is deadly for too long a period for everyone it seems. Vote em out, turn em over regularly and this batch in congress really needs a culling! They have become our enemies!

  • billwhit

    You have to earn respect, it does not come automatically. Obama has earned no respect from anyone at all because he respects no one himself and is a complete Failure in all he does! He is like a spoiled child who gets his diaper in a twist when things don’t go his way and he won’t let anyone change it! Love the smell of feces, that is why he loves being a Homosexual Muslim Pig! Whereas, Putin and Trump have both earned Respect, they have proved themselves in Leadership positions, they have succeeded in their endeavors in life. Putin if taking the fight to ISIS and kicking their ass, but Queer Boy Barry worries about the weather! Trump will make Obama look like the complete and udder failure that he is and also will do a complete investigation into Obama’s Past and bring the perverted Sociopath to justice! Piss on Obama! God Bless Trump and Putin!

  • DOC

    We had a dealing with the Russians back in 1945 plus they never paid a five million loan back. So Trump is really playing poker, they have always been no friend to America.

  • bobnstuff

    Putin is slumming it with Trump, Putin has 20 times the money of Trump. It’s fun to watch the cat play with a mouse. Putin is everything Trump wants to be.

  • SDofAZ

    The brat candidates are at it again. At least Putin in a leader. We really don’t want any of the BAU good old go along get along candidates. The recent budget bill proves every last rino is worthless. Does anyone want someone who follows the tag team of Reid/Pelosi/McConnell/Ryan to run and get the seat our sociopath dem prez will be vacating per his term conditions. And it is clear that Reid is still running the show. He was gloating about the success.

    By the way, Rubio did not vote for that bill. Once again he was AWOL and that is to preserve his pretend conservative record. And by the way, if this congress had any patriots in office other than the 95 republicans and 18 dem who voted against this bill this illegal prez would have been impeached at least three years ago! Damn traitors. That bill gave BO exactly what he wanted. And Rat Ryan ran his errands perfectly! Even more faithful dog for BO than Bon*er!

  • KDC

    Gee, Putin sounds just like Hilliary and Bill!

    • bobnstuff

      More like Trump,He runs Russia by bullying and throwing people into jail that don’t agree with him.

      • KDC

        Are you missing something? Go check out the 36+ deaths related to the Clintons. Trump has no such list, not even one. Of course, you wouldn’t check that out. You’re too busy being defensive to find out, and too blind to see the evil right in front of your face.

        • bobnstuff

          Amazing, All those deaths and not one that can really be blamed directly to Hillary. The congress has been trying for years but even with all their power they can’t make a connection. I thought we were talking about Trump though and I really don’t care about Hillary. Why is it that if someone says something about The Donald you have to try to attack Hillary or Obama? I guess because there is no real defense for Trump. He is a bully, cheating, loud mouth. He is not all that great a business man, how many times did someone have to come in and bail him out? He tries to run his companies as a dictator just like he would run the country if he was elected.

          • SDofAZ

            Yup, she is pretty illusive. Problem is the same with all the politicians and power people in this country and all over the world. And make no mistake, Hillary is a tyrant and will run this country like that too. You must live in a bubble of some sort.

          • NotJim

            Note: The word you wanted is “elusive”:

            Is it Allusive, Elusive or Illusive?
            http://www.writesystem.com/is-it-allusive-elusive-or-illusive/
            The trio I have highlighted today are, allusive, elusive and illusive.

          • SDofAZ

            I gotta admit I am old and forgetful. Lose and loose give me problems too.Good catch and I will try hard not to forget. Spell check only works so well you know.

          • NotJim

            “not one that can really be blamed directly to Hillary”

            I do not believe that Hillary has ever personally offed anyone. In this she is rather like Lady Macbeth (to whom she is often compared). She may well be even more squeamish than Lady MB.

            Of course, soliciting or hiring a proxy to carry out the deed is also considered to be first degree murder.

            “{Trump} is a bully … loud mouth”

            Yeah, somewhat. Perhaps he needs to tone it down a bit.

          • bobnstuff

            What we need is a candidate that is worth voting for instead of the bunch of clowns that are running. When Hillary looks like the best in show maybe we need a new show, We need someone who can unite the nation and I don’t see anyone of the fools doing it. The parties need to stop thinking of this as a football game with winners and losers and start thinking of running the country, one country.

        • NotJim

          Only 36? That won’t even cover the “collateral damage” from the whacking of Ron Brown.

      • SDofAZ

        Yup, and BO does it with the DOJ and the press. Then he lets the criminals loose and brings in more illegal aliens and refugee muslims to take care of the populace. Woops I forget the IRS connection. Federal agencies are such great tools for this POS prez.

        • bobnstuff

          What member of the press has the DOJ thrown into jail? The number of illegals has dropped under Obama and the criminals that were let loose had served their time. This country has always taken in refugees, it was one of the things that made our country great. Now we live in a country that is scared of it’s own shadow. The republicans are running around like their hairs on fire.The sky is falling. It only took 14 deaths for ISIL to win, they are getting just what they wanted, fear. Go buy more guns, forget the first and fourth amendments. The sky is falling.

          • SDofAZ

            The DOJ and the press work together, not against each other. But I will expound on DOJ harassment.

            Have you even paid for an attorney to defend yourself from any lawyer? The DOJ is funded by the government or our taxes more appropriately. In AZ we are paying here too to defend our sheriff from DOJ persecution. Seems BO who will not enforce federal laws to protect our citizens will also not allow local enforcement to step up either. It is a turf war but it is a federal agency at our expense obviously harassing another law enforcement officer quite vigorously.

            Let us take this to another agency. The IRIS and Ms. Lerner. That too was harassment for political purposes, And that type of litigation is expensive. It got Nixon ousted too.

          • bobnstuff

            Your “Law Man” thinks the forth amendment only applies to white folks. In his enforcement of the law he is harassing American citizens just because the don’t look like him. Remember that most of the rights under the constitution apply to anyone in the country, As far as the IRS, there are rules for non profits and these political action groups really like to push the limits so if the IRS pushes back is it all that bad. These groups are lying to the IRS as to their real purpose.

  • pilgrimson

    Talk about holding your cards close to the chest.
    Well at least Putin knows where he stands if any one other than Trump is elected.
    We aught to send a few of our alleged journalists over to Russia to report on
    Putin and see how that works out for them.
    What a bunch of shmucks

    • KDC

      That won’t work, they’re used to kissing up!

      • pilgrimson

        LMAO!!!

    • I Seigel

      If you know how to make a point clearly, please do so. Journalists? Schmucks? Cards?

      • pilgrimson

        If I have to explain that to you, and your registered to vote…..
        Please don’t?

  • VirgoVince

    Is there NO end to gop/rino/libturd stupidity??

    • bobnstuff

      Putin’s support of Trump is not in Trumps control but Trumps praise for Putin should give you a idea of what he thinks a good leader is. Any way you look at it Trump doesn’t come out looking good.

      • KDC

        Trump is a business man and looks at most things from a business stand point.

        • bobnstuff

          Two things, business men do not make good presidents, but in Trumps favor he isn’t that good a business man.
          http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/262749-history-shows-businessmen-make-bad-presidents

          • KDC

            Oh, and you base your knowledge on what? Your liberal opinion.? If he isn’t such a good businessman, why does he have a net worth in the billions? That’s a really shallow comment.

          • bobnstuff

            If Daddy, Chase and Deutsche Bank hadn’t bailed him out and if we didn’t have bankruptcy laws that didn’t make you pay your debts he would be selling used cars. A good business man doesn’t fill for bankruptcy four times. If you are a good business man people don’t have to sue you to get their money back when the project falls through. The funny thing is the Star Wars franchise sold for more the Trump is worth. Trump keeps telling you how good a business man he is because if he didn’t you would never discover it for yourself. The poorest person on Forbes top 100 is worth 3 times as much as the Trump. Trump was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. Also why does he think you can date while you are married.

          • I Seigel

            How about the young hedge fund manager who bought the pharmaceutical company just so he could raise the price of old medicines? Smart businessman maybe? Or maybe not, because he’s now in jail.

          • SDofAZ

            That is called predatory practices and he is on the hot seat for that right now! Do your homework I Seigel please.

          • I Seigel

            KDC tried to make a point that Trump was a good businessman because he had a net worth in the billions. My response was that just because you have billions doesn’t mean you’re a good businessman. Money can also be obtained thru fraud, corruption (like Shkreli the pharmaceutical guy) or just plain luck, like a lottery winner or someone who made a good investment in the stock market. What homework did I skip, or did I clarify my comment sufficiently?

          • SDofAZ

            From my perspective and you know what that is,Trump is a good businessman. You cut your loses and he does that all the time using the tools of finance and business. I would advise him to do exactly what he does and how he does it. I have done that with clients and I have done and used what I have trained to do for years myself legally and within the rules.

            When businesses buy and sell things sometimes the intent is to strip things out that are not profitable and salvage the best. I have not seen Trump do anything predatory and noted using the prescription jerk. You are right about that dude but he is already being charged and legally is in the soup, hot soup. That will very likely put him in jail, it was so very bad.

            Big business can be very predatory. The unions and people like me are up in arms with you about the illegal aliens, etc. Those fools don’t know what they don’t know. Watched this happen with Mumbai some fifteen years ago now. Cheap labor and companies moved to India. Paid a lot less for the tech services, etc.. But guess what, the Indians are now becoming discontent with their situation. But it took that long and I watched that mess and a few others unfold. There go jobs for Americans, never mind that everyone of the Indians were super nice. I knew exactly what was happening to them and us. Trust me, I know who profits and who loses here. You and I really are on the same team. NAFTA was a big mistake too.

            But Trump is just doing a job as a businessman should. I do not see him shorting people. In fact I think it sickens him to see the middle class struggling. He knows that we are the backbone of the country. Not the rich most certainly and if we do poorly so does the economy. We are the goose who lays the golden egg and these big business fools don’t get it.

          • I Seigel

            Trump might be doing what a successful BUSINESSMAN does. I don’t argue with you there.. But what is good for BUSINESS isn’t necessarily good for the middle class. A big hit against Romney was that he was buying and selling companies and people were losing their jobs. Do Republicans now really NOT care about jobs? Just being a successful businessman is more important than being a job creator? Is Gordon Gecko what we should aspire to now?

          • SDofAZ

            I understand Trump hires people. I don’t think casualties are high with his businesses and they are generally stable. And he creates a lot of jobs in his businesses. Do you think business decisions should be made solely on the employment factor? Afraid we will not agree there.

            Most people are in business to make money and as noted some as in all walks of life are worse than others. We had this conversation about unions and it is reflective of this scenario too. People come in all types like the prescription dude versus the nice guy employer. Who would have thought Disneyland would replace US workers with the lower pay visa workers and make em train their replacements? Saw this with the Mumbai thing too 15 years ago. That was AMEX.

            I think right now the GOP via the rinos, the dems, and this congress and this administration are importing foreign labor at every level as in illegal aliens and visa holders to take US jobs right now. That does not mean people like me do not see it for what it is or that we are complacent.

            Right now I am a registered republican and am not a straight ticked republican at that. My senators and reps know exactly how I feel about this and how I will vote. In my view rinos and dems are selling out the working middle class. Sorry, I know you are a dem but your party sucks big time and so do the rinos in the Gop fulfilling BOs fundamental destruction. The dems are not going to change but the rinos can be removed from the GOP. We now have very obvious targets. McCain, who is a rino, is running in 2016 and this state does not like him these days. He likely will not be back for his seventh term.

            Are you retired yet or close to it? Perspectives do not change if you are aware of the impacts our administrations and our congress are having on the legal citizens of this country. Many republicans are furious and fighting mad at what is happening with the rinos. Just trying to keep our favored candidate from the ticket is causing great turmoil. I Seigel these are troubling times. And if I were a dem I would be looking hard at your party too. The libs are running the show!

    • NotJim

      Apparently not. Does it detonate if it reaches critical mass?

    • Hillaryoncrack

      Yes. November 8th.2016

  • Hillaryoncrack

    I think it’s a good thing that Putin respects Trump. Mutual respect among world leaders is important in order to accomplish objectives without violence. As far as the alleged killings carried out by Putin, why doesn’t Mr. Scarborough take a look at Hillary Clinton? She has enough alleged killings attributed to her to keep him busy for months. Not to mention the four actual murders in Benghazi that she is for sure complicit in.

    • podunk1

      At least Putin protects his country and citizens. Progressive RINO/DEMOCRATS do everything in their power to do the opposite!

      • I Seigel

        Yeah, he protected the couple hundred countrymen that got blown out of the skies over the Sinai. Way to go Putin! And he protected his jet pilots who got shot down over Turkey and killed by Syrians. Way to go Putin! And he’s protecting Crimea, with all their power outages and rampant corruption. Way to go Putin! And his oil-focused economy is humming along quite nicely now on $40/barrel oil. NOT! Oh, and the truckers just held a massive strike against his policies. Way to go Putin!
        Yeah, I would think neither RINOs or Democrats wouldn’t want quite that kind of record.

        • billwhit

          Go suck up some more of that Liberal Vomit, you seem to like it, but beware, it turns you into a raving idiot, and you seem well on your way! God Bless Trump and Putin, and may God send Obama back to Hell where Satan shat him out! TRUMP 2016!

          • podunk1

            Was going to say something to sea-gull (squawking sea bomber) but you said it better…

          • I Seigel

            Liberal Vomit? Tell me, Nitwhit, what did I say that was false? Hmmm?

        • SDofAZ

          I Seigel, your point about Putin is true only in the reflection that I am sure his security is as flawed as our own. We need a leader who can negotiate and has respect from this bully. BO is not that person, he is a muslim pretend christian who has infiltrated our corrupt government and brought his muslim brothers into our government under the guise of leadership. Even your union brothers are seeking out Trump. You should too..

      • SDofAZ

        Just like our mishaps things go wrong in security, look at the recent CA episode, 9-11, etc.. Russia and China for some reason have had few happenings if any reported except for the plane noted by I Seigel.

        I do believe it is because the Russians and likely the Chinese are quicker to violence and will not hold back punishment and retribution. This prez won’t even do any real harm in his selective bombing actions, too worried about hurting his brothers.

        I am with you podunk1 the rinos and dem lemmings are just not up to par by any standards these days.

        • podunk1

          Agree… RINOS & demlings are totally in bed with Obama. I think it’s a lot like Obama taking oath of office with one hand on the koran and the other in someone else’s pocket, saying, “so… help me alah”.

          RINOS are stereotypical monopolists, allegiance to nothing but money and control. Mao predicted what would happen if they “took” control of the US. It happened in the 90’s with bankruptcies, buy-outs, consolidations and the global scam. Maoists offered slave labor & zero regulation & RINOS moved the capital, assets, technology, infrastructure, jobs, etc., from here to there… bulldozed what was here… built better in China. We are now in bondage to them.

          History says communists will put the sword to monopolists & no tears will be shed… while muslims put the sword to everything… which is good because they tend to kill more of themselves than anything else… especially when muslims learn that communists believe in nothing, including alah… maybe we can just sit back and watch.

          Maybe we should tell the maoists they’ll have to wear burkas, ride demling donkeys, and give everything to alah or have their heads chopped off; while telling ISIS that Maoists are going to kick their asses, burn their burkas, and tell alah to crawl back in the well and go to the hell he came from.

          • SDofAZ

            Made me laugh, thanks. And as usual a so true post. Catch you later podunk1!

    • I Seigel

      Respect? You think Putin RESPECTS Trump?!? I think he’s trying to influence American politics for his own benefit. What is in it for Putin to compliment a candidate that may wind up being his strongest rival and bitterest enemy? Think about it. More likely he’s just trying to sow seeds of discord. He wants America weak, so he can bully us. Why compliment Trump? You’re not thinking this thru clearly, Crackhead.

      • SDofAZ

        We are already weak. Do you think the pansy prez and the liar secretary of state have anyone’s respect here in this country or in the international arena? Come on I Seigel.

        • I Seigel

          It would appear that negotiations at the UN re Syria are looking promising. Climate talks produced positive results. We don’t have massive troop deployments and soldiers dying and being maimed in the Middle East like we did several years ago. We are facing increasing threats from China in, for example, the South China Sea and in cyberspace, and no one is pointing guns at each other yet. I think these are all positive developments and show that we are capable of forming coalitions and negotiating with allies and others. You think “Bring It On” was a better negotiating strategy?

          • SDofAZ

            Um, who said that? I was thinking of stronger negotiation skills. Billions out of our coffers to Iran who chants, “Death to America!”, and funds ISIS, etc. with those funds. Or how about 50% of the populace on welfare and entitlements and that does include the illegal aliens, “refugees”, and new visa holders of nearly all varieties. Does that sound like socialism and how’s your history I Siegel? Has that been a winner in history? The Chinese and the Russians are in the same financial fix as the rest of us. It won’t be long before what is slightly noticeable now becomes a major problem for all the big boys.

          • I Seigel

            Well, it sounds like you have a much more fatalistic view of the current situation and the future than I do. But that’s been true of Republicans for the last many years. We’ve heard all sorts of dire predictions about the economy for the past 7 years, NONE of which have come true yet. We’ve NOT lost our credit rating, we HAVEN’T had soaring inflation, and Obamacare HASN’T caused mass unemployment – just the opposite, actually. So we choose to disagree on this.

            As to your statistics, just curious where you get 50% of the populace being on welfare and entitlements. Could you show me your source for that?

            Regarding your comment “Billions out of our coffers to Iran…” – what money our of OUR coffers? Are you talking about the Iranian funds we seized or froze back in 1979? Funds that weren’t ours? Or are you talking about monies that Iran will earn from selling their own oil, but the money isn’t ours and isn’t coming out of “our coffers”?

            As far as my history and your question about socialism: Don’t mention China and Russia with Socialism. Their governments were Communism, as I’m SURE you’re aware. Scandinavian countries, Israel and others are doing quite well with their Socialism structures.

          • SDofAZ

            Um, I assume you have read the handover of billions with the Kerry deal for Iran recently. You know the deal where he signed for their nuclear development and some other provisions they are already violating.

            About seized funds for Iran, not a clue. i am discussing today not the 1970s.

            Social security is not welfare. If it had been properly invested instead of spent it would be much more lucrative too. It is a loan owed by the feds since they spent it.

            Guess we are gonna disagree on this one. I know what communism is and what socialism is. You are aware they are basically like our three feuding religions, so closely related there is little difference except from the perspective of who is living under its umbrella and the related societal restrictions. Communism being the much more restrictive type.

            When you discuss socialism and scandinavian countries you are talking very small communities that have been extremely creative in stimulating their economies. I can not argue that they have been stable and apparently financially astute enough to continue with their generous features to their citizens. However many other economies in the EU area following their practices are NOT faring well.

            So I guess the only marker for you will be the repeat of a 2007 or worse. I believe it will arrive soon so you will remember what we have discussed. The statistics I quoted have been published quite regularly even in the money articles I noted. I want to say Money News or something like that. I have seen them in the government stats too as some government analyst are covering it too as the number is growing exponentially. Just keep an eye out for that information, it does show up if you are looking for it.

            You won’t read it in anything that BO publishes and the media as in the newspaper, the TV news etc will not bring it out. But it is there and from reputable sources.

          • I Seigel

            Re Social Security – yes, I agree it’s not welfare, and if I implied differently, I wasn’t clear. I was using Social Security as a prime example of Socialism, a “redistribution of wealth”, if you wanted to call it that, which is one reason why Republicans have been trying to dismantle it for 60 years or so. But as the senior citizens what they would like, and who they would trust. Bush’s plan for privatization was DOA.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            That’s right. Leave it to the UN, the most useless organization ever devised by man. Climate change, other than the naturally occurring cycles, is a hoax..

          • I Seigel

            Oh, so you do admit that the climate is changing? You’re just saying whatever changes are happening aren’t man-made. Is that right?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            It is a natural occurrence that average temperatures and weather patterns fluctuate. Take El Nino for example. We are in that pattern now.

          • I Seigel

            Yes, El Nino is a naturally occurring phenomenon that affects short term weather patterns. It is not associated with climate change.
            We’ve seen pictures over the last couple of years of bare mountains in the Andes and Alps where glaciers used to be. The glaciers are centuries, if not millennia, old. The melting of these glaciers can’t be attributed to short-term weather changes. What do you attribute their disappearance to?
            Records show that the Arctic Ocean is becoming completely navigable for a short time each year. This hasn’t happened in at least centuries. We are severely outgunned and outmanned right now in the Arctic – our 2 icebreakers vs Russia’s 40+. But what is your explanation for the disappearance of the sea ice and the opening of the waterways?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            The sea ice, as you put it, is not disappearing from the Arctic. It is simply relocating to the Antarctic. The Penguins called and requested more space.

          • I Seigel

            Oh, so you’re not a scientist.
            The Penguins are doing fine. It’s the Steelers that need some help.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            No I’m not a scientist. But I play one on TV. You’re right, the Steelers do need help.

      • Hillaryoncrack

        America is at the weakest it has ever been right now. We are being bullied right now. You think this through before you go shooting your mouth off about things you cannot understand. Putin needs a strong America with a strong leader, otherwise the world is turned on its ear. He can’t be the worlds policeman and he knows it.
        Respect is something you will never understand because I suspect you receive none and doubt you give any.

        • I Seigel

          Give me a couple of examples of how we’re being bullied? What is the country being forced to do by another country that is not in our best interests?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            The Iran deal. Syrian refugees.

          • I Seigel

            Who is bullying us about Syrian refugees? What do “they” want from us, and what are we being forced to give “them”?
            Did Iran bully is into a deal? Who did the bullying? What was not in our interests? Were we bullied by Israel? I’d definitely say no to that.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            In both instances we were bullied by our greatest enemy, Obama. Nothing in either of these two foreign policies are in the best interest of the United States.

          • I Seigel

            OH! So the US bullied itself!! Got it. Iran, Russia, China, Israel didn’t stand a chance against our own bullying powers.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            No, no. You still don’t understand. The White House is occupied by our greatest enemy, radical Islamists. Russia, China, etc have nothing to do with it. As soon as the enemy is removed from our sacred ground, then we can speak to Iran, China and Mr. Putin from a dominant rather than a submissive posture.

          • I Seigel

            The enemy of my enemy is my friend – isn’t that how the saying goes?
            So if radical Islamists are our greatest enemy, they must be friends to China and Russia, right? Or are radical Islamists everyone’s greatest enemy?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Well, they certainly are not friends with Russia. You will recall ISIS brought down the Russian airliner. And all the trouble they have had with the so-called Chechnya rebels, who are Muslims. But the Chinese don’t seem to have a dog in this fight. But anyway, radical Islam is, IMHO, the greatest threat to the west, including Russia.

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