On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump borrowed a favorite word from Kellyanne Conway to declare that “haters are going crazy” claiming he knows Putin.
I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
His tweet comes after Trump seemingly defended Putin during a Super Bowl day interview with Bill O’ Reilly, saying in response to O’Reilly calling Putin a killer that “you think our country’s so innocent?”
Yet in the past, Trump seemed more than happy to brag about knowing Putin.
Here’s the proof, via ‘Morning Joe’:
WATCH: Trump claims ‘no relationship’ with Putin… Here’s what Trump has actually said in the past. https://t.co/uBPWh2iDar
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 1, 2016