From Russia with love: why the Kremlin backs Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks to the media during a news conference at the construction site of the Trump International Hotel in WashingtonBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Donald Trump is a brave pro-Putin political maverick who would end U.S. foreign wars and perhaps lift sanctions on Moscow. Hillary Clinton, however, is a warmonger beholden to the military-industrial complex. Russian state TV, which hews closely to the Kremlin’s world view, leaves little doubt about who Moscow supports in November’s U.S. presidential election: “The Donald.” Vladimir Putin’s spokesman took brief exception this month to a Trump attack video which showed Putin laughing at the prospect of Clinton defending America.

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