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Former Australian PM: Trump acts like 12-year-old boy around Putin

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he admired former President Donald Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin like a “12-year-old boy”.

Mr Turnbull spoke on Australia’s ABC program Q+A. talked Regarding President Trump and President Putin’s interactions, they are “in awe” of President Putin during their interactions.

“When I look at President Trump and President Putin, which I’ve seen a few times, he’s like a 12-year-old kid who goes to high school and meets the captain of the football team. My hero.” Turnbull said on monday on Australia’s ABC’s “Q+A” program. “It’s really creepy.”

Turnbull’s criticism comes as the former president compared the recent death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his own legal predicament and, unlike President Biden and other US leaders, did not blame the Kremlin. It came out later.

Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also expressed concern about President Trump’s understanding of President Putin in a recent interview with CNN’s Caitlan Collins.

“I don’t think he understands that Putin will never stop,” Zelenskiy said.

Mr Turnbull also warned that President Trump’s re-election in November could pose a threat to national security. He said the former president, a leading candidate in the Republican primary, leads a party that is “no longer committed to democracy.”

“The scary thing is that countries like Australia and many European countries may not be able to deal with just two authoritarian states, Russia and China, but what about Trump’s America? ?” Mr Turnbull said. “This is a person who is leading a political party that is no longer committed to democracy as we understand it.”

Democratic lawmakers have also questioned President Trump’s friendly relationship with the Russian president.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) claimed that the former president would “hand over the keys” to Putin if he returned to the White House. He also said that Ukraine’s fate would be decisive as Russia’s invasion of the country recently marked its second anniversary.

Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), an outspoken critic of President Trump, recently claimed that her comments against Navalny were “a violation of human dignity.”

“What does President Putin think he has to keep an eye on his dirty sidekick, Donald Trump?” Pelosi said in an interview on MSNBC last week.

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