Clinton on Relationship With Putin: 'It's, Um, Interesting'

As it so often is with 'bullies'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Clinton on Relationship With Putin: 'It's, Um, Interesting'
Hillary Clinton speaks at the NBC-YouTube Democratic presidential debate, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Asked by Lester Holt to describe her relationship with Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton paused, laughed a little, and said, "It's, um, it's interesting," to laughter. "It's one I think of respect. We've had some very tough dealings with one another and I know that he's someone that you have to continually stand up to, because like many bullies he is someone that will take as much as he possibly can unless you do." Politico compares Clinton's chuckle with Donald Trump, who's praised Putin as a "great leader." (More Hillary Clinton 2016 stories.)

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