The Kremlin is reportedly incensed following a weekend interview with President Trump in which Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer.” During the segment, Trump responded to say that the U.S. has “a lot of killers,” too. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday ignored Trump’s comments but called O‘Reilly’s remarks “unacceptable and offensive.” He added, “We would like to receive an apology to the president from this respected organization.” Trump has repeatedly, since he announced his campaign, praised the Russian leader and indicated that he would like for relations between the two countries to improve during his time in the Oval Office.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin is indignant over the comments of a Fox News journalist who called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” in an interview with President Donald Trump.
In the interview broadcast over the weekend Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly called the Russian leader “a killer.” Trump replied that the U.S. has killers, too.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on Trump’s reply but lashed out at Fox, calling O’Reilly’s remarks “unacceptable and offensive.”
“We would like to receive an apology to the president from this respected organization,” Peskov told reporters on Monday, referring to Fox News.
Trump has praised Putin and signaled that U.S.-Russia relations could be in for a makeover under his leadership. Putin in his turn spoke warmly of Trump.