In an interview Monday with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that if he wins in November, he might meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin prior to the inauguration in January.
Trump noted relations with Russia are widely regarded as worse than at any time since the Cold War, with tensions over fighting ISIS in Syria, Eastern European independence, a rise in cyber breaches and accusations that Moscow is trying to influence the U.S. elections.
“The problem is Putin has no respect for Obama at all,” said Trump, a frequent guest on “The Savage Nation.”
“You have potentially a really catastrophic situation here. I’ll be honest with you,” he continued.
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“If I win on Nov. 8, I could see myself meeting with Putin and meeting with Russia prior to the start of the administration.”
In an interview in August, Trump told Savage the policies of President Obama and Hillary Clinton toward Russia have prompted something “worse than a Cold War,” with Moscow building up arms while the U.S. depletes its military.
Savage has described his latest book, “Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama,” as “an architectural plan for Trump.”
“Many of his ideas came from my previous books. Everybody knows that,” Savage told WND in an interview.
Savage’s previous books on Obama were “Government Zero,” “Stop the Coming Civil War,” “Trickle Up Poverty” and “Trickle Down Tyranny.”
“Scorched Earth” argues the nation has been undermined by terrorists from without, by anarchists from within, by a president and politicians with contempt for the Constitution and the law, and by a complicit liberal media.
WND also reported Savage believes America “could be one bad election away from losing everything.”
And he warned, that Democrats will try to fix the election, describing them as “an evil, evil, evil, brilliant gang with unlimited resources.”