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Donald Trump Praises Putin on Twitter

Trump's Tweets Are Ridiculous — but This New One Is Terrifying

Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Twitter on Friday, causing the internet to go, "WTF?"

Following news that President Obama was expelling 35 Russian "intelligence operatives" from the country in response to findings that Russia interfered in the US presidential election, Putin said he would not "stoop to Barack Obama's level" and remove American diplomats from Russia — at least not until Trump takes office in January — according to The Independent. (Obama also said he'd be closing two Russian intelligence agency compounds in Maryland and New York.)

Trump pinned his tweet calling Putin's decision a "great move," giving it a prominent place on his account. Many were quick to point out the danger in Trump siding with Putin:

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