Call me a Putin fanboy, but you gotta respect this dude.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin corrected Fareed Zakaria’s mistranslated comments of the former KGB operative’s own statements about Donald Trump during an interview that aired Sunday on left-wing CNN.
In December of last year, Putin described Trump with a Russian word that best translates to an non-disparaging use of “flamboyant,” “colorful,” or “lively.”
“You made some comments about the American Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump You called him brilliant, outstanding, talented,” said Zakaria in prefacing his question. “These comments were reported around the world. I was wondering, what in him led you to that judgment, and do you still hold that judgment?”
“You personally are very famous in our country,” replied Putin. “You are not only famous as a journalist in one of the biggest TV stations, but as an intellectual. Why do you always change the meaning of what I said? Because at the moment you speak as a journalist, not as an analyst. Why are you juggling with what I said?” Read more and watch more video.