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'Wouldn't It Be Nice': Trump Would Like to Improve Relations With Russia

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US Presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed hope to improve relations between the United States and Russia, which have deteriorated in recent years.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Unlike most of his Republican rivals, who have criticized Russia over the crisis in Ukraine and the anti-terrorist campaign in Syria, Trump said last September that he would "get along with" Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Wouldn’t it be nice if actually we could get along with Russia, we could get along with foreign countries," Trump said during a Republican presidential debate broadcast on the Fox News television channel late on Thursday.

The United States is holding a presidential election this year. Twelve US states held primaries and caucuses on March 1, known as Super Tuesday.

Trump, a media and real estate mogul, claimed victories in seven of the 11 states where Republican contests were held.

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  • Selectric Typeball
    Yes it would be nice if the US could actually get along with Russia.
    Please? youtu.be/6sPrDTI21RM
  • NWO has been Trumped !!
    The US deep state will kill Trump before he can be POTUS, just like JFK was done.
  • Selectric Typeball
    No they won't. The mafia is on Trump's side this time.
  • backfromthegraav
    Actuall it would be Nice if AmeriCuns started to PAY FIR TRHE CRIMES they have Committed !
  • Blackie
    Hillary should not be in this race, and I would not even give her a job at Burger King.
  • Hagbard Celine
    Well, for one thing he is not part of the "Wallstreet mafia", so he can´t be really all that bad.

    Don´t knock it till you try it.
  • Blackie
    You can not do business in a total control police state, an it will not function properly.
    US dollar is now under serious threat.
  • Robert
    Dear Mr. Trump, let us hope indeed that you have the courage to go against the wishes of the shadow government, and prove yourself to be warm-blooded and not a puppet. Any sane person knows improving relations with Russia is the right thing to do.

    As things stand, it's either you improve your relations with Russia, or you improve your relations with Al-qaeda/al Nusra. But then again, whoever heard of such a thing as improving relations with terrorists?! Only a demented mind could come up with such a thing!
  • Robert
    Btw, it's nice to know that you carry such hopes. Alas! The word ‘Hope’ has been thrown around very carelessly these many years. Will you prove yourself to be different?
  • peaceactivist2
    President Trump is highly likely unpredictable one! Some of his actions would be civilized ones but a few ones would be very scary to the entire world.
  • If anyone thinks Trump will be scary, ponder "President Hillary" for 8 years. That should get your heart pounding with real fear.
  • quemadoinstitute
    The vilification of Donald Trump during the vicious interrogation of the Republican Debate in Detroit was painful to watch, yet in many ways he stood his ground. It reminds me of the neocons vilifying Putin. Trump still won the debate by a huge majority, according to the polls, with support of 65-78% of voters, compared to back-runners Cruz and Rubio, both at single digits. An analysis of Trump's performance and the neocon elite trying to destroy him:

    quemadoinstitute.org/2016/03/04/who-won-the-gop-debate-donald-trump-analysis
  • It's too bad that Bernie doesn't have balls this big.
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