U.S Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasts that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called him ''a genius'' during a campaign event in Bluffton, South Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday (February 17) boasted that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called him "a genius," a compliment he welcomed during a campaign event in Bluffton, South Carolina. "These characters I'm running against said, 'We want you to disavow that statement.' I said, 'What? He called me a genius, I'm going to disavow it? Are you crazy?" Trump said to laughs from the audience. As for what kind of relationship he would have with Putin if he were president, Trump said, "I think we'd have a good relationship." "He has a horrible relationship with [President Barack] Obama. It's ridiculous, and he takes advantage of Obama," he continued. " Nobody is going to take advantage of me folks."