As politicians in Congress push US President Joe Biden to take stronger action on Russia, former President Donald Trump and some of his prominent allies are praising Russian leader Vladimir Putin's style of government. Trump-supporting Republican faction MAGA called him "effective."
"Yesterday I came in and turned on the TV and I said, 'This is brilliant.' Oh, that was great," Trump told a conservative podcaster in an interview released Tuesday, calling the Russian president a "very savvy politician" whom he knows "very, very good".
In a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 62 percent of Republicans and independent GOP leaders said Putin was a "stronger leader" than Biden.