Russian President Vladimir Putin calls presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump ''a flamboyant person'' and welcomes his calls to restore US-Russia relations. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump is a flamboyant person, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Friday (June 17), referring to previous comments he had made. "Trump is a flamboyant man," Putin told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. "He is, isn't he? He is flamboyant. I did not give any other assessment of him." He also said that based on Trump's remarks, he favors restoring full U.S.-Russia relations. "What's wrong with that?" Putin asked. Putin and Trump have lavished praise on one another in the past after the Republican front-runner spoke out in favour of building bridges with the Kremlin and of working together to fight terrorism. In an interview last month Trump tempered past praise of Putin, saying the nice comments the Russian leader has made about him in the past would only go so far in negotiations.