MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin had more words of praise for US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the US political system, saying that it has been "eating itself up."
Speaking in an interview with the Russian state television, Putin lavished Trump with praise, describing him as a great communicator.
"I have no disappointment at all," Putin said when asked about the US president. "Moreover, on a personal level he made a very good impression on me."
The two leaders met on the sidelines of international summits last year. Putin praised Trump as a "balanced" man, who easily gets into the gist of various issues and listens to his interlocutor.
"It's possible to negotiate with him, to search for compromises," Putin added.