Watch: Trump Defends "Killer" Putin in Bill O'Reilly Pre-Super Bowl Interview
"I do respect him. I respect a lot of people."
In an interview from the White House that will run Sunday before the Super Bowl, President Donald Trump tells Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly that he respects Vladimir Putin, but isn't sure he will like him.
"I do respect him. I respect a lot of people," Trump says in a clip of the interview released Saturday. "That doesn't mean I'm going to get along with him."
Trump goes on to say that if Russia aids the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, "then that's a good thing."
O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor, retorts with, "He's a killer, though. Putin's a killer."
"There are a lot of killers. We got a lot of killers," says Trump. "What, you think our country is so innocent?"