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Putin says Trump should be respected
October 19, 2017 / 5:15 PM / a month ago

Putin says Trump should be respected

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday President Donald Trump should be respected because he has a democratic mandate.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

“He has been elected by the American people and at least because of this he should be respected, even if we disagree with his position”, Putin said at a forum with scholars.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe

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