Asked on Tuesday if the Russian president was a “friend or foe,” Trump remarked: “I really can’t say right now. As far as I’m concerned, he’s a competitor.” Trump also said that it was in Washington’s interest to foster better relations with Moscow and Beijing.
“Getting along with Russia, getting along with China and others is a good thing, not a bad thing. I’ve said that many times, for many years,” he noted. His comments triggered a wave of tweets, ranging from Russiagate-induced fury to dictionary definitions, RT reports.