Trump praises 'very smart' Putin for holding off on reprisals against US

US President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for not reacting immediately to Washington's move to punish it over alleged election-related interferenceUS President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for not quickly hitting back at Washington for the punitive measures imposed over alleged interference in the November election. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!” Trump tweeted. Earlier, the Russian leader ruled out any immediate tit-for-tat expulsions of American officials in the row over what Washington says were “efforts to harm US interests” in connection with the November 8 election won by the Republican.

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