Here is a portion of the interview of President Trump by Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, aired before the Super Bowl
O’Reilly: You talked to Putin last week. You had a busy week last week.
Trump: Busy week and a half.
O’Reilly: Do you respect Putin?
Trump: I do respect him but —
O’Reilly: Do you? Why?
Trump: Well, I respect a lot of people but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get along with him. He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world, major fight — that’s a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea.
O’Reilly: But he’s a killer though. Putin’s a killer.
Trump: There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think — our country’s so innocent. You think our country’s so innocent?
O’Reilly: I don’t know of any government leaders that are killers.
Trump: Well, take a look at what we’ve done, too. We’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.
O’Reilly: Mistakes are different than
Trump: A lot of mistakes. Okay, but a lot of people were killed. So, there are a lot of killers around. Okay?
Starting at 2:08