O’Reilly: Putin. What do you do to Putin?
Trump: Well, Putin has no respect for our president whatsoever. He’s got a tremendous popularity in Russia. They love what he’s doing; they love what he represents. So we have a president who is absolutely…you look at him, the chemistry is so bad between those two people. I was over in Moscow two years ago, and I will tell you, you can get along with those people, and get along with them well. You can make deals with those people. Obama can’t. He’s not…
O’reilly: So you could make a deal with Putin to stop his expansion?
Trump: I would, I would be willing to bet I would have a great relationship with Putin. It’s about leadership.
O’Reilly: Based on what?? You’re two macho guys? I mean, you know, come on.
Trump: Based on — no, no, no. Based on — a feel. Ok? You know, deals are people. I make a lot of…
O’Reilly: You sound like George W. Bush. He, he looked into his soul and said he was a good guy. Come on.
Trump: Bush, Bush didn’t have the IQ. Look, let me just tell you…
O’Reilly: You know what I’m picking up from this? You’d buy Putin. You’d buy him off.
Trump: I wouldn’t buy him. I wouldn’t buy him at all. I would be able to get along, in my opinion, with Putin. Now it’s possible not; I’m not saying 100%, but I think I would have a very good relationship with Putin. And I tell you what: it’s actually important for this country to do that. You can’t have everybody hating you. The whole world hates us. And one of the things that I heard for years and years: Never drive Russia and China together; and Obama has done that.